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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Try biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. Average growth rate of nails ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Nail growth: Nail growth rate will be best with best nutrition and good health. Nothing else has been proven to speed growth. Illness and malnutrition will slow th ... Read More
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
Time : Nails take time to grow out. Toenails grow out slower than fingernails. Average toenail growth rate is about 1.5 mm/month compared to fingernail growt ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
46 years experience Dermatology
Not usually: Like hair, nails have fairly constant growth. Factors that might alter nail growth include injury to the nail matrix, nail infection, severe illness ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Both?: My opinion is that it may be multi factorial.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Possible fungus: There is a special type of nail fungus called superficial white onychomycosis and it may be this. It responds readily to oral terbinafine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Biotin: Is safe to take. You can get it over the counter and use as directed. Take care!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: That nail biting would cause an alteration in the nail growth pattern, unless you were getting chronic nail infections from your actions.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Congenital absence : Could be a permanent loss of those nails as a result of some in -utero event such as injury but time will tell.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: New nail growth after an ingrown toenail should be normal as long as there was no traumatic injury to the nail plate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
47 years experience Dermatology
It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best.
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