When I practice for a solo performance my left hand third finger (ring finger) bleeds. The fingernail cuts into my finger, makes a very deep cut, and then I have blood all over my fingerboard! I've tried to grow out the nail, cut it short, etc., all different lengths, but nothing has worked. I also tried using a liquid bandage and tried to soften the fingernail with a lotion, and that didn't work either. I've been to many different dermatologists and asked a lot of other violinists, but no one can seem to come up with a solution. Has anyone else heard of this problem??
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