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What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow
A 16-year-old member asked:
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
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
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
23 years experience Pediatrics
Muvala: You can paint muvala on their fingernails. It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish.
A 24-year-old male asked:
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
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
A 12-year-old male asked:
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: I would declare that to be myth.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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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:
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
A female asked:
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:
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
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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