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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

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 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 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'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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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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I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

Any reputable: Urgent care center with a physician or the "fast track" area of your local ed. Keep in mind that if it is not abscessed you may only receive analgesics and antibiotics which many times are successful. Trust the physician examing you as the least invasive option that works is the best. ...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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Brittle Fingernails (Definition)

Brittle fingernails are fingernails that are easily chipped or cracked, and may be seen in people ...Read more