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Fingernails receding...any remedies?

Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:08 pm

Since I started bonsai, I noticed a few of my fingernails receding (especially the thumb nails)...no cut or anything but they are about 20% shorter now than they were a year ago.

I always keep my nails short and also wash and clean after each garden visit but still having this problem. I don't wear gloves when working on my trees and I am suspecting handling the soil as the culprit.

Anyone have recommendations (other than wearing gloves) to remedy this? Thanks!

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:14 pm

Stop drinking so much Supethrive.

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Really ?

Post  rock on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:17 pm


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Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:17 pm

JimLewis wrote:Stop drinking so much Supethrive.
LOL...I swear I do not! Wink

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Post  coh on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:59 pm

Well then, maybe you should drink more superthrive! Or at least bathe your nails in it (and stop using the palmolive!)

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:30 pm

is it april fools day???????? Very Happy

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:34 pm

if you were in the UK i'd say "man up and eat a snickers", but as you are not I'd ask why you are worried that your fingernails are 20% shorter????????

that sounds like a bonus as one less thing to worry about.................less male grooming means more wiring practice

its probably because there are no nutrients of any human description in that base ball diamond stuff you lot use as bonsai soil..................................(i'm ready to duck,,,,,,,INcoming0

hahaha, great post dario

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Post  Hans van Meer. on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:00 pm

Poink88 wrote:Since I started bonsai, I noticed a few of my fingernails receding (especially the thumb nails)...no cut or anything but they are about 20% shorter now than they were a year ago.
Anyone have recommendations (other than wearing gloves) to remedy this? Thanks!

Well practising the Nobel art of Bonsai...takes time, lots and lots of time! And some people, when they have a lot of time to kill, become terrible : !
Hope this helps?

Cheers,
Hans van Meer.


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Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:44 pm

You guys are a riot. I am not kidding though and shorter nails don't bother me much but if it continues at this rate, I won't have any in 5 years!!! Evil or Very Mad I definitely do not want that.

Am I the only one with this problem? Question

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Post  coh on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:18 am

Apparently!

Are you using a lot of pumice in your soil mix?

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:23 am

coh wrote:Apparently!

Are you using a lot of pumice in your soil mix?
Nope, I do not use pumice.

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:41 am

Dario
Well if it was your index fingers I would tell to stop posting from your smart computer, but scence it's your thumbs I would say stop replying from your smart phone... Hehe lol

Mitch
Just kidding bro!

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Post  handy mick on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:24 pm

Well if you have already lost 20% then you only have 4 years left.
No, seriously after you trim your nails use cut paste to lessen the die back. Razz

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:45 pm

Mitch and Mick...you both are good. I got an old remedy from someone to try. Apparently, the soil (being basic) can cause this on some (dermal sensitive) individuals (like yours truly LOL) and sinking my "claws" in lemon slice will help a lot. Will report later if it works.

Thanks guys...including the laugh. lol!

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Post  my nellie on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Thank you gentlemen for making me lough!!! Very Happy

Dario, have you sought advice from an expert? A dermatologist maybe...

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:58 pm

my nellie wrote:Dario, have you sought advice from an expert? A dermatologist maybe...
I should right? But I chose not too...the advise in IBC is much more fun. I can say I am a cheapskate but insurance pays for it if I do. I am one of those people who stays away from doctor's office as much as possible. Embarassed

I actually abandoned one hobby (woodworking/woodturning) due to eczema (wood allergy) w/o seeing a dermatologist. geek

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Post  my nellie on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:15 pm

Poink88 wrote:... ...the advise in IBC is much more fun... ...
Yes, of course it is! You're right! On the other hand you never know how fun a doctor can be. I can assure you because every day I read a lot of things written by doctors... (no offense intended to doctors) Very Happy

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Post  Rick36 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:58 pm

Dario you could try www.diynails.tumblr.com/post/4315990421
You should be able to get at least 30 states-worth on yours!


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I concur

Post  rock on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:16 pm

my nellie wrote:

Dario, have you sought advice from an expert? .


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Post  bumblebee on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:45 am

If you are cleaning out the undersides of your nails with a nail file more than you used to, you could be
making your nails recede yourself. One way to keep dirt from getting stuck underneath your fingernails
is to scrape them across a bar of soap before you head out to dig in the dirt. With soap under there,
dirt can't get in. When you are finished and ready to clean up, the soap washes out easily.

Libby

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:15 pm

Libby,

No, I do not dig under my nails (no more than I did anyway). The soap trick sounds good, I will definitely try it. Sounds like a mechanic trick actually. Thanks! cheers

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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:50 pm

You know guys the problem is not about doing much bonsai, it got nothing to do with it.....................................................this problem that Dario has right now happened to me a couple of years back,,,,when I was abusing myself answering and typing too much here in IBC.

Dario my friend, If you noticed that some of the letters in your keypad is not visible anymore I am sure of the cause of your problem. hehehe Razz Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile tiktiktiktiktitik!!!! enter.

Maybe Jim got the same problem...send him a PM.

regards,
jun Smile

PS
my fingernails are now growing back to normal size.

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Post  rock on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:21 pm

jun wrote:
Maybe Jim got the same problem...send him a PM.
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good one Jun... Laughing

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:26 pm

jun wrote:Maybe Jim got the same problem...send him a PM.
Jun,
He probably have but seems like he stopped drinking superthrive so maybe he is (like you) growing his fingernails back now. lol!

P.S. I do not type with my thumbs. Wink

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