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Dr. Ira Katz
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Brittle Fingernails (Overview)

Brittle fingernails are fingernails that are easily chipped or cracked, and may be seen in people with nail fungus infections.


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What cause brittle fingernails?

What cause brittle fingernails?

Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
48 doctors shared insights

Brittle Fingernails (Overview)

Brittle fingernails are fingernails that are easily chipped or cracked, and may be seen in people with nail fungus infections.


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What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

First...: ...Make sure there is no underlying internal cause, such as an under- or over-active thyroid. Then, keep your hands away from soap and water and harsh chemicals as much as possible. Take biotin (one of the b vitamins), about 5000 units per day. Eat a healthy diet. That's about as natural as it gets. ...Read more

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Brittle fingernails (Tip)

Essential tea tree oil helps clean cuticles and prevents fungus on nails! ...See more

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What are some natural cures for brittle fingernails?

What are some natural cures for brittle fingernails?

Biotin: Biotin is an oral supplement that helps strengthen skin, hair and nails. Usually a vitamin store can help you with proper dosage. ...Read more

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What cause brittle fingernails?

Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more

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Brittle fingernails (Tip)

If no medical problems, diet with plenty of water, greens , gelatin, protein, all will effect nails. ...See more

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What causes brittle fingernails with vertical ridges?

What causes brittle fingernails with vertical ridges?

Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more

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What to do with brittle fingernails under artificial ones?

What to do with brittle fingernails under artificial ones?

First, remove...: ...The artificial nails. The damage to your nails is due to the adhesive applied to hold the acrylics. Then, keep your nails away from soap & water and harsh chemicals as much as possible (wear gloves). Take biotin (one of the b vitamins) 5000 units per day. Use nail polish, either one color coat or 2 clear coats. Be patient, it may take several weeks to bring your nails back to normal. ...Read more

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What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

First...: ...Make sure there is no underlying internal cause, such as an under- or over-active thyroid. Then, keep your hands away from soap and water and harsh chemicals as much as possible. Take biotin (one of the b vitamins), about 5000 units per day. Eat a healthy diet. That's about as natural as it gets. ...Read more

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What are some natural cures for brittle fingernails?

Biotin: Biotin is an oral supplement that helps strengthen skin, hair and nails. Usually a vitamin store can help you with proper dosage. ...Read more

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Can unexplained brittle fingernails be caused by pseudohypoparathyroidism?

Can unexplained brittle fingernails be caused by pseudohypoparathyroidism?

Fingernails: I don't think so. I hope you are seeing an Endocrinologist for your pseudo hyperpara. If not you must do so and ask about your nails. ...Read more

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Dry, rough hands with brittle fingernails! help!?

Dry, rough hands  with brittle fingernails! help!?

Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more

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Fingernails are weak and brittle what could it be?

Fingernails are weak and brittle what could it be?

Nail infection: Weak and brittle nails may be due to onychomycosis, or a fungal infection of the nail. Other skin conditions such as psoriasis and lichen planus can also lead to nail changes. A dermatologist can evaluate the extent of involvement as well as type of nail changes to diagnose your condition if you feel it is necessary. ...Read more

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Fingernails have cracks and are very brittle. Have been taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for years. Is there anything that i can take to improve my nails?

Just make sure: You are on the correct dose and your blood levels are normal. The cause of your brittle nails is more likely related to other medical problems such as your intestinal disease. ...Read more

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My finger nails are brittle and have lines. Why? What to do? Thanks.

My finger nails are  brittle and have lines. Why? What to do? Thanks.

Brittle fingernails: There are many causes of breaking/brittle nails, including dryness of the nails, chemical exposure, trauma, fungal infections, endocrine/hormonal disorders. In people with systemic diseases, causes also include insufficient blood supply to the nails, certain medications, among others. If the brittle nails are of recent onset, please have it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Please answer! what kind of doctors treat splitting & brittle (scratched) finger nails?

Dermatologists: Often referred to as onychoschezia. Try biotin supplementation and oil twice daily rubbed into the nail. Check blood tests to rule out thyroid abnormality and anemia. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more