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Hello, My thumbnail has horizontal ridges and a large dent

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Hello,

My thumbnail has horizontal ridges and a large dent in the top of the nail. If my nail grows a little bit, above the dent, the nail gets all pealy and I end up cutting it off.

I think this is due to nail trauma, from getting acrilyic nails a few years ago but want to make sure.

What do you think?

Thank you!
Hi--unlikely that this was from the acrylic or from trauma but this sounds like onycholysis. For now no using of nail polish and place vitamin E cream on the nail at night and wearing a cotton glove may resolve this but, if not, you'll need to see a dermatologist for prescription cortisone cream
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