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What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Vitamins may help: It is difficult to know what you mean by twist as they grow. There could be a problem at matrix where the nail is formed or even at the underling bone ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Fingernail Dysplasia: Curling fingernails may indicate hypo- or hyper- thyroid, an iron deficiency, maybe also a B12 deficiency. Or it may be nothing at all to worry about ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blum
48 years experience Pediatrics
Misdirection: I suggest getting the child their own emery board. This will allow the child to "file" their nails gently whenever they feel the urge to bite their na ... Read More
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Dr. Subir Mitra
23 years experience Pediatrics
Muvala: You can paint muvala on their fingernails. It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Brittle nails: may have a nutritional basis (Thus GELATIN is often suggested for nail health) however one disorder should be ruled out with a simple Blood test HYPO- ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
22 years experience Podiatry
Biotin: Try increasing the amount of biotin in the diet by adding a supplement or taking a multivitamin with biotin in it. Otherwise visit a podiatrist or de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samantha Fisher
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Photoprotection #1: 90–95% of skin aging is due to sun exposure—specifically damage done by uv damage to the collagen fibers in the dermis. Wearing a daily sunscreen mois ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Breath holding: This a very common phenomenon at children your child's age. It is brought on by the child' frustration in not getting his way. Rest assured, he will s ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stretch, magnesium: Stretching would always be good prior to physical activity. Yoga would be good in general. Check side effects of any medication you are on.A lot of pe ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent: Topical Rogaine (minoxidil) Hair transplants ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Matthews
32 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Neurology: This is best answered by a neurologist. I am not aware of specific preventative measures.

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