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my thumb nail now has a large hole at the back that is not covered with nail. i sometimes bite my nails ( i know bad habit :( i'm trying to stop though) and a dent appears and i picked at the dent (another bad habit i must stop) and sorta.... peeled the whole back portion of my nail off leaving little or no support for the nail at the front. say it was still attached, how long will it take for it to grow from the bottom to the top? i read each day your nail grows about 1 tenth of a millimetre. is this true? also is there any ways to encourage my nail to grow faster? all help is appreciated, thanks.
[QUOTE=justin time]my thumb nail now has a large hole at the back that is not covered with nail. i sometimes bite my nails ( i know bad habit :( i'm trying to stop though) and a dent appears and i picked at the dent (another bad habit i must stop) and sorta.... peeled the whole back portion of my nail off leaving little or no support for the nail at the front. say it was still attached, how long will it take for it to grow from the bottom to the top? i read each day your nail grows about 1 tenth of a millimetre. is this true? also is there any ways to encourage my nail to grow faster? all help is appreciated, thanks.[/QUOTE]

Your nails will only grow as fast as your genetics will allow. Fingernails grow faster than toenails. The thumb nail grows the fastest followed by the index finger. Depending on the length of your natural nail plate and your genetics, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year for the nail plate to completely replace itself from the cuticle to the free edge.
thanks guys for all your help. i have put some antiseptic liquid on the back of my nail with the hole in it ( my nail bed) to prevent infection. i will also put some bitter tasting clear stuff used for cuts ( can't remember what its called now) on all my nails so i won't bite them :)





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