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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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My nails split vertically. They are thin, brittle, and they split to flesh. What is wrong?

My nails split vertically. They are thin, brittle, and they split to flesh. What is wrong?

Many causes: Brittle nails are not uncommon and may be due to environmental or medical conditions.Trauma, excessive wetting & drying, detergent or solvent exposure all may be casues. Underlying diseases include hypothyroidism, raynaud's disease, psoriasis, endocrine or immune disorders, pulmonary disease and some medications may also cause brittle nails. Biotin or gelatin supplementation have been suggested. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection from a blue crab pinch? It was a very hard pinch and drew blood and split the finger nail. How do you know if it is infected?

Can you get an infection from a blue crab pinch? It was a very hard pinch and drew blood and split the finger nail. How do you know if it is infected?

Yes that is possible: When was your last tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then please get one. The problem with these types of injuries is that marine organism can create nasty infections. I used to be an undersea medical officer & almost all my divers with underwater injuries ended up with infections - no matter how well we cleaned things out. Signs of infection include an ^ in pain. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition. •People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting- the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands- ...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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I'm a diabetic, my toe nail has split down the centre and is hurting. It is also dry and irritable. What can I do?

I'm a diabetic, my toe nail has split down the centre and is hurting. It is also dry and irritable. What can I do?

See a Podiatrist: Nail split and hurting-may be early infection, see a podiatrist as soon as possible. When you call to make the appointment identify yourself a diabetic so you can get in sooner. ...Read more

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My little toe nail is split down close to.The middle and looks like the one side is gonna come off and not the other part no change color or trama ?

My little toe nail is split down close to.The middle and looks like the one side is gonna come off and not the other part no change  color or trama ?

Split: Many times that split on the fifth toe or baby toe is not a toenail at all. That split on one side is hardened skin the same as a corn. While the rest of the mail is intact. The corn on the side of the nail is caused by a small bone inside the baby toe. Care includes, trimming or padding or a piece of bone can be removed. Or the baby tneeds to be rotated into a straightened position.Thank. ...Read more

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