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Dr. Mark Pack
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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. Mark Pack
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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Improving Nail Health (Tip)

Improving Nail Health

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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Improving Nail Health (Tip)

Improving Nail Health

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

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