Top 20 Doctor insights on: Remedies for splitting peeling fingernails

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My finger nails have ridges, splitting and peeling. For the past year this has been a serious problem. Is this part of maturity. I am in my sixties?

My finger nails have ridges, splitting and peeling. For the past year this has been a serious problem. Is this part of maturity. I am in my sixties?

Yes: Yes this is. You can reduce this by taking 2500 mcg of biotin daily. You can use eucerin smooth essentials lotion on nails frequently during the day. You can soak nails before bedtime in lukewarm water for 5 to 10 minutes immediately apply vaseline to nails and wear cotton gloves while sleeping. ...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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Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed. Now it is about to peel off...What should I do after it's gone?

Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed. Now it is about to peel off...What should I do after it's gone?

It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which lived under the cuticle. The matrix cells are the ones involved in regrowth and if damaged can lead to permanent nail dystrophy. ...Read more

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2 out of my 10 fingernails won't grow they break and peel, reason and cure please?

2 out of my 10 fingernails won't 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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What makes some peoples skin at the fingernails keep peeling off? Very painful when it snags on something.

What makes some peoples skin at the fingernails keep peeling off? Very painful when it snags on something.

Hangnails maybe: The description sounds like hangnails which I think of as being related to dry skin. This can especially be a problem for dry weather and frequent hand washing. Regular use of a good moisturizer can help a lot. ...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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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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The skin on my finger tips is peeling off... Starting to move down my fingers and fingernails now. It's real dry and flakey moisturizing d/help.

Eczema: Could be eczema ; you might want to try a cortisone cream. Unfortunately the over the counter ones aren't as effective for eczema in your hands; you might need stronger prescription strength. Also be gentle with your skin; don't expose it to a lot of water; don't wash too often as that can dry the skin and when you do need to wash use a gentle cleanser not antibacterial soaps which can be harsh. ...Read more

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My fingernails are peeling from the base near the cuticle. 8/10 nails doing this. Don't wear nail polish/false nails. Have not hurt nails. What is it?

My fingernails are peeling from the base near the cuticle. 8/10 nails doing this. Don't wear nail polish/false nails. Have not hurt nails. What is it?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com If a fungal infection is suspected oral and topical tx will be started ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Doxycycline: This is a complicated question. Let me guide you to drugs. Com and you can then access Doxycycline and read about it yourself. Facial swelling can be due to allergic reaction. The darkening skin may be due to the sensitivity to sun induced by tetracyclines. Doubt that the skin peeling around fingernails is related, but might be part of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? I hope this isn't anything too serious! Thanks so m

I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? I hope this isn't anything too serious! Thanks so m

So do I!: So do I on my index finger! This is completely benign (not a health problem at all) and has nothing to do with your previous biting habits. Think of it like a freckle or a discolored hair. It is made the same way by the nail cells right at the quick. They put dark pigment (melanin) into their growing nail and it extends as the nail grows. Think of it as just making you more unique and special! ...Read more

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I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec

I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec

Could be: If it on only one or two nails that argues for a local damage to the nail or nail plate underneath the nail. If it is in the nail proper it will just grow forward and out and you will cut it off. If it was systemic -eI. E. You ingested something- I would expect all of the nails to be affected. See a good dermatologist if you're worried. ...Read more

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What's treatment for redness after peel?

What's treatment for redness after peel?

Talk to provider: Ask your provider about use of aloe vera. It stimulates growth of new skin and helps with healing. ...Read more

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Is a chemical peel a top choice anti-aging treatment for reducing fine lines?

Is a chemical peel a top choice anti-aging treatment for reducing fine lines?

Fine line treatment: To treat fine lines, a chemical peel is a great way to start. To keep those lines from coming back, I would add a good medical skin care product as well as Botox cosmetic treatments every 4-5 months. The goal is to not only rejuvenate the skin but also to protect it in the long run. As such, a combination approach as described tends to be far more lasting than a single peel. ...Read more

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After the first treatment of chemical peel should you get breakouts?

After the first treatment of chemical peel should you get breakouts?

It is possible: If you are prone to acne you can potentially have an acne breakout. This is true of all skin care products as well. ...Read more