A 27-year-old female asked:
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saw my toe nail and theres a cracked line going horizontally halfway across my nail.no bleed.only a little white around crack.can i save my nail?

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Dr. Seymour Beiser
62 years experience Podiatry
Was it injured..??: If if it was injured and the nail root (matrix) damaged, all future nails maybe less-than-perfect, if there was no injury, then a normal nail may grow out, it would be a good idea to have a podiatrist check you out.
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
A horizontal line is commonly known as a "trauma line". Frequently the nail growing underneath this will cause a doubling of the nail plate which will ultimately cause the older oration of nail to peel off.
Nov 10, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You can try: Worse case scenerio it falls off and a new one grows....I would look for a nail hardener and polish the nail with it.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018

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