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Doctor insights on: Ideal Length Of Nails

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My nails break and splits when they reach a decent length. Anything that i could do? :)

My nails break and splits when they reach a decent length. Anything that i could do? :)

Overall health: This is a very common problem usually related to your overall level of health. Overuse of nail products can weaken the nails as well. Keep your nails dry, trimmed and clean to help. Attend to a healthy diet and if all of this does not help see a dermatologist, ...Read more

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The length of my cycle is 30 days so could i have nailed the ovulation day?

The length of my cycle is 30 days so could i have nailed the ovulation day?

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. ...Read more

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How far does the testing for a hair follicle and nail drug test go back? I am getting conflicting answers on both tests. I have been told 90-120 days or longer for hair follicle depending on length of hair and up to 1 1/2-2 1/2 years for nail testing.

How far does the testing for a hair follicle and nail drug test go back? I am getting conflicting answers on both tests. I have been told 90-120 days or longer for hair follicle depending on length of hair and up to 1 1/2-2 1/2 years for nail testing.

Varies: The hair testing numbers are about right, with hair growing about 1/2 inch per month, and the average length of hair tested being 1 1/2 inches, which is about 90 days. Nails give 4-6 months at usual lengths. If you never cut them, or have very very long nails, you could get 1-2 years, but that is not common. ...Read more

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Right thumbnail has a bluelish/black line down the length of the nail just off center towards the right (palm down)?

Right thumbnail has a bluelish/black line down the length of the nail just off center towards the right (palm down)?

Its possibly: normal, but melanomas of the nails present sometimes like that I would get it checked out especially if no trauma to nail was involved ...Read more

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I have a persistent thin black line that runs the length of my nail. Other than subungual melanoma, what might this represent?

I have a persistent thin black line that runs the length of my nail.  Other than subungual melanoma, what might this represent?

Melanonychia: Melanonychia is black line that runs the nail. It can represent many diagnosis, and subungal melanoma is one of them. It could also be a splinter hemorrhage which can be benign or as a sign of a serious heart condition. Other causes of the black line could be a fungal or bacterial infection, and and many others possibilities. A dermatologist can help you figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I broke my finger two months ago and the nail just came back to full length. I do still have a "chubby" finger is that swelling or fluid of some sort?

I broke my finger two months ago and the nail  just came back to full length. I do still have a "chubby" finger is that swelling or fluid of some sort?

Swelling: Swelling is very common in finger injuries and can last much longer than the symptoms of the injury itself. The swelling can take months to go away. Nails normally take quite some time to normalize after an injury. Nail growth slows after injury and can look unusual when it immediately grows back. Your nail could take a full year to look like the other nails. ...Read more

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When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?

When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?

Fungemia: I don't think Fungemia needs isolation but I would think a person who has disseminated fungal infection would be immunosuppressed therefore s/he needs to be protected and put in isolation. ...Read more