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Is there any way to take care of nails without surgery post car accident?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: A couple of years ago I was in a bad car rollover. I had to have a skin graph on my hand, and some of my nails are still messed up. Is there a way to fix these nails without surgery? Also, I was wondering if the skin graph has ealed well for being two years old. If it has not, is there anything I should be doing to heal it properly?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Tips to improve health of nails, pls attach image of skin graph region

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Improving the health of nails without surgery is all about being patient, eating right and taking good care of your nails. I shall list a few of my suggestions that should, in time help to improve your nail health, they are:

+Try to wear gloves as often as possible, especially when you are going about any physical work where your fingers are involved
+Go about an elaborate physical evaluation just to make sure you do not have any chronic conditions that can cause the deterioration of your nails (e.g. diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory conditions, liver abnormalities, psoriasis, etc.)
+Do not pick on your nails
+If possible, go for regular manicures to the salon and ask the specialist to do exactly what you want and need
+Stay well hydrated
+Take biotin supplements
+A high-protein diet (e.g. fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, meat, etc.)
+Omega-3 supplements
+Vitamin B complex
+Food rich in vitamin A and C (e.g. cauliflower, cheese, milk, broccoli, spinach, carrots, oranges, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, apricots, tuna, turkey, etc.)

As for the skin graph, I am sure it must have healed in a few weeks itself, and 2 years is a really long time. But if you feel unsure about this, you can attach an image of the region where the graph was applied and I can have a look at it to make sure it has healed well enough. You can attach clear images to our discussion here, for my viewing.

I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Is there any way to take care of nails without surgery post car accident?

Brief Answer: Tips to improve health of nails, pls attach image of skin graph region Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Improving the health of nails without surgery is all about being patient, eating right and taking good care of your nails. I shall list a few of my suggestions that should, in time help to improve your nail health, they are: +Try to wear gloves as often as possible, especially when you are going about any physical work where your fingers are involved +Go about an elaborate physical evaluation just to make sure you do not have any chronic conditions that can cause the deterioration of your nails (e.g. diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory conditions, liver abnormalities, psoriasis, etc.) +Do not pick on your nails +If possible, go for regular manicures to the salon and ask the specialist to do exactly what you want and need +Stay well hydrated +Take biotin supplements +A high-protein diet (e.g. fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, meat, etc.) +Omega-3 supplements +Vitamin B complex +Food rich in vitamin A and C (e.g. cauliflower, cheese, milk, broccoli, spinach, carrots, oranges, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, apricots, tuna, turkey, etc.) As for the skin graph, I am sure it must have healed in a few weeks itself, and 2 years is a really long time. But if you feel unsure about this, you can attach an image of the region where the graph was applied and I can have a look at it to make sure it has healed well enough. You can attach clear images to our discussion here, for my viewing. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.