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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on nail care.

65 doctor answers101 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Biting: Biting your nails is not a good idea especially if you have fungus.Eat lot of fruits & veggies.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Clip: Clip & file but not to short; nail care creams do help; signs of infection yell help!
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
Dermatology 31 years experience
Do: Do for your nails what you do for your skin: moisturize!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nail: Nail growth: tap your nails on a hard surface. Might drive others batty but helps with growth.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 22 years experience
Manicures: Manicures can be a source of fungal infections or wart infections involving the nails and cuticles.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Trim: Trim the nails to help prevent lifting of the nails which may lead to bacterial or fungal infection.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Biotin: Biotin is a b complex vitamin that can help your nails grow and remain healthy.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ingrowing: Ingrowing nail needs to be evaluated by the podiatrist for preventing and treating its complications.
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
Nails: Nails are protein and are damaged by soaps and detergents. Protect your hands with gloves.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nail: If you bite your nails when stressed, try squeezing a stress ball instead.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Manicure: Manicure & pedicure is a good way to have health nails; not expensive & worth the time.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Biotin: Biotin supplements can help strengthen weak nails. Keep nails clean and free of tears and breaks.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Keep: Keep them rounded, and leave the cuticles alone.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Toenails should be straight
Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Keep: Keep nails trimmed short and rounded. Do not cut your cuticles.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Eating: Eating a healthy diet will give you better nails.
Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Trimmed: Trimmed nails look so nice. Don't forget cuticle oil. File, file, polish, smile.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Treat: Treat any infection present. Trim your nails regularly. If you're diabetic, see a specialist.
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ginger: Ginger is a great product to help with nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Twenty: Twenty nails have we. The sloths in the trees have three. Per foot, keep them clean.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Don't: Don't cut cuticles and moisturize them if they get hard or dry. Don't bite either!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
A: A trick for healthy nails is daily care.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Eating: Eating a balanced diet will help make strong nails.
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Take: Take 2500 mcg of biotin daily. Never cut cuticles, only push them back.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Trimming: Trimming to best length. Keeps nail from bad infection. Just as they should be.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
To: To keep your nails and body healthy , avoid nail products that contain formaldehyde or toluene.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Do: Do not ignore cuticle inflammation. Trim only the part of the cuticle that has started to lift away.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Discoloration,: Discoloration, painful ingrowth of nail plates, should prompt doctors visit.
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Have: Have a good diet and don't smoke.
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Be: Be careful how you trim your nails, or you may get "pair" of "nicks" on ya!
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Trim: Trim edges square not rounded. Cuticle care with lemon butter cuticle cream.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Trim: Trim your nails straight across rather than following their contour, to avoid ingrowth.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Inspected: Inspected daily, not too short must we cut them infection is bad.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Trim: Trim nails with proper clipper instead of scissors.
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Wear: Wear gloves w' the tips of fingers cut of.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Biotin: Biotin and zinc and selenium can be helpful supplements for nails and hair.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Trim: Trim nails straight across never peel them back and tear out or google: podiatrists.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Trim: Trim them straight across and use a nail file to smooth the edge.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Trim: Trim nails round and smooth; inspect, respect, and protect; moisturize daily.
Dr. Emily Ridgway
22 years experience
Aquaphor!: Aquaphor! i love it. Put it on your hands and feet twice a day or more if you are easing frequently.
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
biotin: Biotin is a great supplement for growing nails.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 20 years experience
Healthy: Healthy diet will help in keeping your nails healthy.
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 36 years experience
Biotin,: Biotin, of the vitamin b complex, not only helps hair but is great for great nails. 5000 u daily.
Dr. Julia Irwin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
clip,: Clip, file, wash and clean polish, stencil, beautiful dry, smiling, good day.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology 21 years experience
Don't: Don't bite them ; don't pick the hang nails around them. Eat healthy and take vitamins ; fish oil.
Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
sparkle: Sparkle shine with gorgeous talons, make sure hygenic salons.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Make: Make sure you can still see the corners of the nail after trimming to avoid ingrown nails.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Clean: Clean nails underneath and top well, daily with nail brush, liquid soap ;hot water to limit sickness.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Gelatin: Gelatin caps, calcium supplements, vit d all help nail strength ; health.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ignore: More sunlight to your nails can help with color, texture and smoothness.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Ignore: Monitor your nails because they can be a sign of health or disease.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ignore: Sounds like you want to stop biting your nails. Wear gloves whenever you can.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
Ignore: Fake (acyrlic) nails are to be avoided as is over-exposure to acetone in removing nail polish.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Ignore: Don't bite your nails it can result in fungus infection of nail beds.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Ignore: Don't bite your nails! keep them clean. Sorry not a haiku.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Ignore: Use a nail polish called "bite it" to stop bail biting.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Ignore: After applying artificial nails wear gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or gardening.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ignore: Overuse of nail polish can turn the nails yellow.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ignore: Keep your nails well trimmed and filed.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Nail haiku: Good nutrition counts, be gentle with cuticles, avoid cigarettes.
Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Ignore: Wear gloves when cleaning or washing dishes and the vitamin biotin is good for hair and nails.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Ignore: Don't bite your nails. Can result in fungus infection of the nail beds.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Ignore: Trim your nails when long. Use as fewer chemicals on them as possible. Don't bite your nails.
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ignore: Sterile instruments. No hangnail biting/tearing. Lotion, nutrition.
Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Ignore: Keep them clean and trim don't cut too short or too long pick up your trimmings!
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Applying olive oil on the nails make them shiny and strong.

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