Random facts: on Nails

Nails grow at rate of 0.1mm/ day.

It takes about 6 months for a fingernail to completely grow out.

Cold temperature can slow growth rates but not to any clinically significant degree.

The middle finger nail grows the fastest, followed by the forefinger and ring finger.

Source: Medscape. Examining the Fingernails When Evaluating Presenting Symptoms in Elderly Patients, March 26, 2008

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