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    Posted: Mar 09 2009 at 6:43pm
Hi,
 
First, keep your nails trimmed closely. Do not entertain any thought of having a manicure - this is a health issue not beauty issue.
 
Keep your hands out of water unless water rubber gloves.  I found it painful so I taped each finger multiple times a day to ensure the tape was clean and for some reason it made the nais feel better.
 
Mine eventually grew out and everything is back to normal.
 
I have heard people use tea tree oil on the nails because of its antiseptic properties.
 
Please ensure there is no infection underneath, drainage of pus or foul smelling discharge - a sure sign - which could be either fungal or bacterial - then go to the doctor because you will need an antibiotic.
 
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Connie,

  Thanks for this information.  It is my large toe toenails that are sloooowly healing.  I've been wondering if they will ever recover.  I'll check with the onc on my next visit.

Carol

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dx 3/08 age 63, invasive metaplastic carcinoma, 2cm, node neg, grade 3, stage I, lumpectomy 5/08,AC 4x, Taxol 12x weekly, radiation 5wk, NED 4/29/09
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