Top 20 Doctor insights on: Remedies for splitting peeling fingernails
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
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
Nails: Get yourself checked for iron deficiency.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What makes some peoples skin at the fingernails keep peeling off? Very painful when it snags on something.
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
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
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
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
There have been white lines on my fingernail of right hand index finger, and this finger skin is always peeling. It has been this for 4 years. Why?
I am 35yr female. Always have thin, peeling, breaking fingernails. Take prenatal vitamins. Toenails fine. No excessive water/chemicals on hands. Why?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dyshydrosis?: I'd see a dermatologist. There are treatments but this is often hard to manage. ...Read more