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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Is it weird to save long fingernails that broke off? Any use for them?

Is it weird to save long fingernails that broke off? Any use for them?

Well...: You can put them under your pillow at night and the nail fairy will leave you a dollar. (and let me tell you, the nail fairy is pretty damn ugly. Not cute like the tooth fairy.) other than that, there isn't much you can do with them. ...Read more

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What effect do long fingernails during sex have?

What effect do long fingernails during sex have?

Injury!: I am guessing what your question means. If someone with long fingernails is not careful, they could cause injury to sensitive body parts. Their own and their partner's. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has long fingers and fingernails. Can i get an infection from oral sex?

My boyfriend has long fingers and fingernails. Can i get an infection from oral sex?

Can get oral STD : Herpes, chlamydia, yeast, gonorrhea and even syphilis and HIV (through abraisions) can be transmitted by oral sex. Suggest you ask him to cut his long fingernails if they upset you. ...Read more

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How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

Depends how short: Fingernails grow on average about 3mm a month, (toenails about 1mm a month). Younger people have nails that grow faster, and poor health or chemotherapy can slow the rate of growth. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a fingernail to grow?

How long should it take for a fingernail to grow?

3-6 months: It depends on the person, but the average time is 3-6 months. A toenail takes about double the time. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a torn fingernail to grow back?

Let me explain: It take about 3 month to grow the nail back. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

White Nails: Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction ( which gives it the pinkish color )....As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent. ...Read more

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