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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Why is the skin peeling off the tip of my right thumb extending into nail bed, no where else, no itch, no dry skin. What can I do for it?

Why is the skin peeling off the tip of my right thumb extending into nail bed, no where else, no itch, no dry skin. What can I do for it?

Might be eczema: The baby's doctor can check to see if the rash is the common eczema. Eczema can be treated by increasing the moisture in the skin by using creams such as cerave or cetaphil. Hydrocortisone 1% cream is over-the-counter and can be used twice a day for 4-5 days. If the rash is better, the Hydrocortisone can then be used once a day for 2-4 days, and then stopped. Avoid soaps or over-washing the skin. ...Read more

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My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?

My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?

Get checked out.: Nails r an extension of the skin, and & skin is the largest organ of the body. Thus, health problems often first appear in the skin, hair, & nails. Brittle, flaky nails can b seen in mineral / hormone deficiencies (iron, thyroid, others). Also, exposure to chemicals (even nail polish) cd do it. Lastly, diseases like psoriasis & fungal infx affect nails. Discuss w/ a dermatologist or ur primary doc ...Read more

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What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

Always like that?: Healthy children in the U.S. Usually do not have nail problems related to malnutrition, so soft nails are more likely be be familial. A parent can ask the primary care doctor or pediatrician to look at the nails, and refer to a pediatric dermatologist if needed. The doctor will want to know if the child's nails have always been soft. ...Read more

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Last month I noticed my nail has been peeling from the cubicle and now has reached to have of my nail. Is there something I can do to fix this problem?

Last month I noticed my nail has been peeling from the cubicle and now has reached to have of my nail. Is there something I can do to fix this problem?

Peeling nails: You na,ils may be duel to frequent wetting of the hands as seen in swimming.a vitamin deficiency is another cause as is a thyroid condition. Psoriasis as well as lichen planus are also causes. Consult a dermatologist for treatment ...Read more

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What can I do for peeling nails?

Genadur: Your dermatologist can put you on genadur as well as other products for this. ...Read more

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My nails break all the time, they split, peel. I'm really worried i almost can't grow my fingernails. What might be the reason and how to improve it?

My nails break all the time, they split, peel. I'm really worried i almost can't grow my fingernails. What might be the reason and how to improve it?

Brittle Nails: One commonly cited cause of brittle nails is frequent hand washing or water usage. People who clean on a frequent basis will often have brittle nails, unless they take the necessary steps to protect themselves from being susceptible to such a nail condition. Genadur is indicated to protect intact or damaged or brittle nails but it is a prescription. ...Read more

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