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Hi Dr Nair,
Sorry but I am not very technically adept, I don't own a digital camera or even have a mobile phone that takes pictures. I could ask a friend to do it but I have no idea how I would send the picture to you. The splits are always dead straight, just like they have been cut with a razor and always on the right or left hand edge of the nail, the cuts are usually 4 - 6 mm long from the nail over the tip of the finger. They are incredibly sore and will, if left untreated, open up so that they bleed. sometimes the skin flakes away over a small patch around the cut. If I cover them immediately they form with New Skin or a plaster they can heal up quite quickly, within two or three days. They form very quickly though; I can have perfect skin, then a deep split open up within a few hours.