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How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

Try Biotin: Try taking biotin 3-5000 ug daily. Silica supplements may help also. Finally, be sure not to disturb your cuticle and avoid harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for strengthening nails?

Are there any good home remedies for strengthening nails?

Hard as Nails: There is a product called "Hard as Nails" that helps to strengthen them. You can also use clear coat acrylic nail polish which will help. ...Read more

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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So i would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

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How to strengthen the skin under my nails?

How to strengthen the skin under my nails?

STRENGTHEN SKIN NAIL: I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY METHOD TO "STRENGTHEN" THE SKIN UNDER THE NAILS. SORRY . . . ...Read more

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How can I grow longer hair and nails naturally?

How can I grow longer hair and nails naturally?

Options: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Why is the top white part of my nail really weak? How do I strengthen it?

Why is the top white part of my nail really weak? How do I strengthen it?

Nail weakness: I cannot tell really what part of the nail you're referring to. The distal edge of the nail or the free edge of the nail is whitish but this is weaker only because it's not attached. Sometimes with aging the nails get thinner and weaker. ...Read more

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I've been biting my nails for a few years and I want to grow them, they've grown a bit but they always bend and are so weak, how do I strengthen them?

I've been biting my nails for a few years and I want to grow them, they've grown a bit but they always bend and are so weak, how do I strengthen them?

Nail biting: nail biting may cause a local nail fungal infection called paronycha, which can make your nails fragile and deformed. Please see a doctor and this is very easily treatable ...Read more

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How do I soften my toe nails naturally at home?

How do I soften my toe nails naturally at home?

Warm water soaks....: Just add a little vinegar, epsom salts, mild soap. You can also apply moisturizing creams or other prescription creams, like something with 40% urea cream. ...Read more

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My toenail became black and i trimmed the nail down and naturally, the nail came off all the way. Now the matrix is swollen and puffy, is this normal?

My toenail became black and i trimmed the nail down and naturally, the nail came off all the way. Now the matrix is swollen and puffy, is this normal?

No not normal: No it is not normal.You need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause and get appropriate therapy you may have a fungus infection or bacterial infection secondary to cutting your nail. ...Read more

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Noticed a nail on my foot was peeled from the root. Nothing happened I can remember. Is that ok to leave it? Any cause? Do I get new one naturally?

Noticed a nail on my foot was peeled from the root. Nothing happened I can remember. Is that ok to leave it? Any cause? Do I get new one naturally?

It may be ok to lv: It's hard to say that it would be ok to leave it without seeing it. One risk can be infection, but that can depend. Usually a new nail will grow in but not always depends if there is any damage to the nail matrix(root). Hard to say what cause is without looking at it. I am new to health tap, but if there is a way to virtual consult with me then I am happy to take a look. ...Read more

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Fingers & toenails splitting / cracking? I notice that my toenails and thumbnails are being to splitting or cracking. I have file them smooth and add clear nail polish to strengthen to them and it seem to take of the problem for a while but the are start

Fingers & toenails splitting / cracking? I notice that my toenails and thumbnails are being to splitting or cracking.  I have file them smooth and add clear nail polish to strengthen to them and it seem to take of the problem for a while but the are start

Hello. : Hello. Nails that crack or split can sometimes be associated with thyroid disease. A fungal infection is another possibility. I recommend that you see a dermatologist who can make a definitive diagnosis and make treatment recommendations. Take care. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplements can I take to help strengthen my nails?

What vitamin supplements can I take to help strengthen my nails?

Prenatal Vitamins: All prenatal vitamins are great for promoting health skin and nails. They contain a combination for different vitamins needed for a healthy pregnancy but also throughout your life. ...Read more

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Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Sure: no harm but the benefits of such preparations are generally UNSUPPORTED by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED MEDICAL STUDIES! Hope this is helpful Dr z ...Read more

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How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

How do I naturally get rid of toe nail fungi?

Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription, medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. There are many medications directed to softening the toenails and improving the appearance of it. This does little to cure the fungus. There are few exceptions out there. Look for a medication with an active ingredient against fungus. Please remember, t. ...Read more

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Is it possible to naturally cure toe nail fungus?

Is it possible to naturally cure toe nail fungus?

Anything is poss: Anything is possible, but I have not seen fungal nails resolve on their own. ...Read more

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