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Doctor insights on: Split Fingernails

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Can you tell me how to get my split fingernail to grow normally again?

Can you tell me how to get my split fingernail to grow normally again?

Really depends on : where the damage is. if you damaged the matrix then the nail will likely never grow in normally, if you injured just the nail plate then over time it will. If there is a growth on the nail bed that is causing the nail to grow abnormally you need to have derm remove the growth for nail to grow normally, hope that helps ...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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My fingernails alway split across the middle of my fingers is this normal?

My fingernails alway split  across the middle of my fingers  is this normal?

Split Nails: Although brittle, splitting nails can occasionally be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, brittle nails are usually due to overexposure of the nail bed to water which promotes drying. This causes fingernails to become brittle and fragile resulting in the annoying splitting that can make fingernails look so ugly. Use the prescription genadur. ...Read more

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Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather. Help?

Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather.  Help?

Soak ; smear: Warm gloves outside in winter. Soak in hot water at least 10 min. Then rub in vaseline or aquaphor. Carry chapstick, rub into cracks frequently. Use liquid bandaid twice a day to seal the cracks. Use a cream with ceremides such as cereve, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal) eczema care, cetaphil: best after soaks. Avoid solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner. Avoid caustic soaps: dove is preferred to ivory. Avoid an. ...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?

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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I have a white spot under the skin right where my fingernail ends. Hard skin gas grown on top of it and it's painful to touch. I have split the skin under my nail a couple of months ago. Any idea?

I have a white spot under the skin right where my fingernail ends. Hard skin gas grown on top of it and it's painful to touch. I have split the skin under my nail a couple of months ago. Any idea?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.Scar, skin growth at different rates, mild trauma can cause separation of skin layers that look like a bleb or white spot. Often gets better on its own. ...Read more

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What can I take for really dry split finger nails?

What can I take for really dry split finger nails?

Split Finger Nails: Split nails can be caused by: thyroid disease, iron deficiency, nail products, vitamin deficiency as in b6, a, c, or e and water. The most common cause is having your hands in water. Treatment is with elon nail conditioner which is over the counter. ...Read more

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As part of maturing my finger nails peel split and have ridges. Will they ever go back to normal?

As part of maturing my finger nails peel split and have ridges. Will they ever go back to normal?

Maybe: Ridges on nails become more common as people age but may indicate nutrient deficiencies- see http://www.Md-health.Com/fingernail-ridges.Html split nails may improve with silica and biotin. For other ideas see http://www.Drbaileyskincare.Com/blog/cracked-dry-brittle-and-splitting-fingernails-dermatologists-tips/. ...Read more

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Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Why does the tip of finger nails start to get split ends?

Nail health: The health of your nails can reflect your state of nutrition and your general health. Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin or iron deficiency, and by certain medical conditions, or by drying your nails out too much with solvents. Nutritional supplements with vitamin e and biotin are said to improve nail health, but the evidence suggests vit e may be more toxic than helpful. ...Read more