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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


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What do you do when your fingernail breaks?

What do you do when your fingernail breaks?

Try to clip it down: So that you won't experience uneven pressure against your finger. Clip it straight across with a nail clipper. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Circulatory issue: You may have a deficiency of the circulation to your fingers or a sympathetic nerve issue. This may be part of a condition termed Raynaud's phenomenon. Whatever the cause, it is best to bring this to the attention of your family doctor who can make a diagnosis for you. ...Read more

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2 out of my 10 fingernails wont grow they break and peel , reason and cure please?

2 out of my 10 fingernails wont grow they break and peel , reason and cure please?

See specialist: See the specialist -- the Dermatologist -- for examination and treatment options. Your nails are epidermal in nature under the nail plate which is keratin. There are a number of reasons why you might be having trouble with your nails. Require examination and possible testing to determine the cause or causes. Get the appointment and get well. Good LUck. ...Read more

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How to break my habit of biting the sides of my fingernails?

How to break my habit of biting the sides of my fingernails?

Reaction to stress.: Nail biting is often considered to be a common reaction to stress. The first step in stopping this habit is to identify what’s causing it and resolving whatever problems you have. To stop fungal infections arising from nail biting, use somasin afs. This powerful herbal formula strengthens the immune system and stops stubborn nail infections in just seven days. http://tinyurl.com/8jkw6ma. ...Read more

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My fingernails have gotten soft and pliable. I can easily bend them and they tear easily. My hair will even tear them in the shower. What's this mean?

My fingernails have gotten soft and pliable. I can easily bend them and they tear easily. My hair will even tear them in the shower. What's this mean?

Skin health ; diet: Changes in the nails can reflect nutrition issues as well as skin problems. If you're eating a well-balanced diet with a variety of vegetables, seek the care of a pcp or dermatologist who can talk to you more about what may be going on. Don't ignore this- nail changes can be part of serious conditions. ...Read more

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I've noticed that my fingernails have been breaking easily and are not strong at all. I eat an extremely healthy diet is there something I am missing?

I've noticed that my fingernails have been breaking easily and are not strong at all. I eat an extremely healthy diet is there something I am missing?

Breaking 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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i justdeveloped white, horizontal flat bands on my fingernails. My fingernails are weak,thin,bend, and peel off easily-had since teenage years. Ideas?

i justdeveloped white, horizontal flat bands on my fingernails. My fingernails are weak,thin,bend, and peel off easily-had since teenage years. Ideas?

See dermatologist: The description of your finger nails may be due to some vitamin deficiency,like vitaminB-(folic acid or vit b-12)or some fungal infection of nails . Let dermatologist see and explain about your nail and prescribe the right treatment ,some times iron deficiency also affects the nails ...Read more

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Why i'm so easy to feel cold? Room temperature is only 73'f, but i feel shortness of breath and my fingernails turn blue. Why?

Why i'm so easy to feel cold? Room temperature is only 73'f, but i feel shortness of breath and my fingernails turn blue. Why?

Important: It is important that you are thoroughly checked for cardiovascular , pulmonary and autoimmune collagen disorders. Shortness of breath and peripheral cyanosis are danger signs. See a pulmonologist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more