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Fingernails Breaking Easily
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fingernails look discolored and always break. I also have white spots on multiple finger beds. What can I do to make them look healthier?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Brittle Nails: This condition affects up to 20 % of the population. It can result from nail polish remover, excessively strong soap use, eating disorders such as anorexia or bullemia, hypothyroidism, etc. According to one study the use of the b-complex vitamin biotin increased nail thickness by 25 %. ...Read more
My daughter had a sewing machine needle on into her finger nail. The needle did break. It has been a month and it still hurts. Do you think the needle is still in her finger because it still hurts<
It : It could be, an xray should show a sewiing needle fragment. At times the injury just hurts because the deep tissues are still healing even without a retained foreign body finger nails are very sensative and any scar and distruption of the growing nail plate will give traction on the sterile matrix ( the soft part under the nail) and could hurt as well. Again even without a retained foreign body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Including nutritional issues, nail polish allergy, fungal infections and an assortment of dermatological problems from psoriasis to lichen planus. If you're losing weight and are depressed, it may be nutritional. Best to see a dermatologist about this. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.
Toe nail damage: Footwear beats hell out of the big toe nails, as does athletics. Evaluate your shoes. If you wear high heels, especially closed toe, that might be your problem. ...Read more
How easy would it be to get HIV from contact of vaginal fluids with a finger that looks like a little small 2mm cut on the corner of a finger nail?
What could this be? swollen node I can palpate easily, feels small, half finger nail maybe. maybe posterior cervical? right side back base of my neck
Finger nails on my left hand are splitting down the middle and have red spots and hurt to touch them? What could this be? My finger nails on my left hand I have red spots on each finger nail, and are very easily to tear or pull back. My finger nails on my
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