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What causes fragile fingernails and toenails and what can help remedy and prevent this?

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Dr. Joseph Newman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

They can be environmental- prolonged use of nail polishes, repeated washings/water exposure (think dishpan nails vs hands) and due to medical reasons such as forms of anemia, injury, circulatory changes and other medical reasons. Talk to your doctor about this for a proper diagnosis and treatment options.

Answered Apr 30, 2013

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