Torn Nails: Risky Behaviors That Weaken Nails

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Torn Nails: How To Cope And Risky Behaviors That Weaken Nails

Torn nails are something that many people have probably encountered. Especially those who like to keep their nails or thin nails. This injury not only affects the beauty of the nails. But when severely torn nails can be painful. Bleeding under the nail or the nail can fall off UFABET.

Torn nails usually caused by a crushing or crushing accident. like pinch doors or finger pinch drawers. But besides the accident risk factors and behaviors Nail biting and other health issues, for example, can make nails weaker, more brittle, and more prone to tearing. and how to deal with this injury.

What causes torn nails?

Nails are part of the fingers and toes. Which is by human nature We use our hands and feet to move, grip, hold or touch other things all the time, so it’s not uncommon for our nails to be one of the organs that are prone to injury and can tear them. But knowing the causes or factors that affect nail health and injury may be another way to help us more careful.

The problem of torn nails is often cause by accidents in everyday life. Whether violent or non-violent, such as a finger pinch door toe drop Using fingernails to pick, remove, scratch things, and miss nailing Accidents from the use of sharp objects Walking, kicking on table legs, bed legs, or cabinet edges. In addition, activities that require constant physical exertion of the hands and feet, such as running, playing sports, or heavy lifting, can cause torn nails. 

It’s not the only accident that can cause a torn nail. But some factors and behaviors can make nails weak, brittle, break and tear more easily, such as nail biting, nail trimming  , growing nails, lack of hygiene, and nails that get dirty from prolonged soaking in water. Nail Deformity, including skin and nail health problems such as fungal infection, ingrown nails, malnutrition psoriasis

Torn nails can occur in many ways. Including tearing straight, tearing horizontally, tearing only the nails that stick out Or tear into the tissue under the nail (Nail Bed). If tearing vertically or tearing into the fingertips, it may cause bleeding around the nail, hematoma under the nail. Throbbing pain, or if there is a severe impact or tear, part or all of the nail may tear and fall off the finger.

What to do when the nail is torn?

Torn nails can be roughly divided into 2 levels, and each level has quite different forms of treatment as follows:

Mild nail tear

This level of nail tearing is not severe. and will tear only the nails. That stand out from the fingers without causing tissue injury or bleeding. It can treate by using a nail clipper to cut off the torn area. This will prevent the nail from getting on things or clothing that may cause the nail to tear more.

In addition to clipping the nails, there are methods for attaching the torn nails together using a device. like glue and tape for nail extensions But before using these devices You should study how to use it properly. This can increase the risk of infection or further damage to the nails.

Severely torn nails and injured tissue under the nails

If the nail is torn into the area or tissue under the nail. This is a moderate to severe condition. Because the tissue under the nail is responsible for stretching the nail to attach to the finger. Scarring can cause the nail to stop growing. does not sprout Or new nails that grow from the original look wrong. especially severe tearing that causes the nail to fall off. Therefore if the nail is torn into the finger area, the nail falls off or moves from its original position.

should see a doctor for proper treatment Because following the procedure from a doctor will reduce the risk of complications and may reduce nail shape problems that affect beauty. 

Before going to see a doctor, first aid may be provided as follows: First, remove jewelry, rings, bracelets. Followed by cleaning the nails, fingers, hands with medical saline or clean water. By avoiding scrubbing or touching the area where the nail has torn. This can cause further damage to the nails and tissue.

After cleaning, blot dry with a clean cloth and gently shorten the torn portion with scissors. 

Then wrap the bandage around your finger and nail carefully and not too tight. If there is pain, it may be used. Paracetamol Non-steroidal pain relievers, such as ibuprofen to relieve pain.

when to see a doctor The doctor will assess the symptoms and inject anesthetic before treatment. If there is bleeding under the nail The doctor will use a needle to pierce the nail to take out the blood to help reduce the pain. If the nail and the tissue under the nail are severely torn. The doctor may remove part or all of the nail to suture the tissue under the nail. Then stitches or medical glue use to reattach the nail to its original place. But in some cases, the nails may be in a condition. That cannot connecte. Doctors have to use medical materials to attach instead. which helps the tissue under the nail to regenerate

after completing the treatment process Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. It should use strictly as directe to reduce the risk of complications and side effects. If symptoms do not improve If you feel more pain. Your finger is swollen or oozes, you should see a doctor.