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What can i do for nail problems during pregnancy?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tell your doctor: Nail growth and nail conditions may occur during pregnancy. It is recommended that if you notice any abnormalities with nail growth or experience nail discoloration please consult your doctor in order to evaluate further. Vitamin deficiencies can manifest as brittle nails and these may need to be further evaluated.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on problem. See dermatologist to discuss options.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nail Problems: Pay a visit to the salon and enjoy having those swollen feetbuffed and shined. Make sure the salon is well-ventilated to avoid fumes (pregnant women are extra-sensitive). Apply lotion to your hands and cuticles liberally, and avoid moisture-sucking polish removers. Cut nails short and rounded, and keep an emery board handy to deal with broken and split tips. Gelatin capsules and prenatal vitamins.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Moisterize: No gelatin or vitamin will make any difference. Never push or cut your cuticles. Rub in a cream frequently, especially after in water.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have problems with pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is a very: general question -so the response is of necessity general. Contact your obstetrician for problems related to your pregnancy. If you have a specific question - please clarify and re-ask. Take care.

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