Friday, December 9, 2011


Let's see how much you know about fingernails?  The arrow points to what part of the fingernail?
1.  Lunula
2.  Eponychium
3.  Cuticle
4.  Nail groove
5.  Proximal nailfold

If you answered #1, you would be correct.  The lunula is most noticeable on the thumb.

Did you know that nails on your dominant hand grow faster than nails on the nondominant hand?  As you age, nails are usually thicker and they grow more slowly.  A six month old will grow a new fingernail in 3 months.  A 70 year old will take twice as long.

Toenails take 12-18 months to regrow.

Photo and info credit to Medscape


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Leann said...

This is very informative. ZetaClear mentioned that a lot of people do not pay attention with their nails, especially the toenails.

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I have wondered this for a long time. Have you noticed that your finger nails grow faster than your toe nails? What could be the reason behind it?