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Nail tore off - how to keep clean/covered for work?

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One of my nails "ripped" horizontally across the nail bed, leaving me with about 1/2 of my nail and 1/2 of the soft tissue underneath the nail bed exposed.

How can I keep this clean and covered at work while it grows back (band-aids always gross me out).

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Ouch!...the only real way is gloves ALL the time. You can try some of the liquid bandaid product...it will sting like the dickens at first but I have found it to ne semi water proof. Then gloves

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Try covering it with some super glue each shift. That seems to be popular among the nurses I work with. Easy and protective

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One of my nails "ripped" horizontally across the nail bed, leaving me with about 1/2 of my nail and 1/2 of the soft tissue underneath the nail bed exposed.

How can I keep this clean and covered at work while it grows back (band-aids always gross me out).

I hate band aids, too!! I thought I was the only one!! LOL Feel better!

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I know it's old fashioned, but finger cots are still an option - cheap and easy to find.

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I second the idea about a liquid bandage type thing. It does sting at first, but many of them have pain killer in them. Take the bottle to work with you as it may begin to peel off during work. Then glove!

P.S. OUCH!!!

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I know it's old fashioned, but finger cots are still an option - cheap and easy to find.
Haven't seen them in years!

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