The nail of one of my favorite fingers keeps splitting, and catching on things. So far it has not torn the quick, but my luck will not hold forever.
- What can I do to protect it from catching and tearing?
- How can I keep the split from propagating?
- How can I make future splits less likely?
Ordinary bandages are less than satisfactory; they don't stay in place well, and the adhesive fails in less than a day (unless I refrain from washing that hand!).
I thought of buying press-on nails. Never having been one to decorate my fingers, I am ignorant in these matters.
Another possibility is a rubber thimble, which I imagine I could find in an office supply shop, but I don't know whether it would work well at all.
Mom suggested clear nail polish could help prevent future splits; do you have experience with this?