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Why my baby toenail breaks ? Knowing that breastfed only one year old and he eat well and doesn't want to drink milk thank you
Milk: Toenail breaks in an infant usually normal. A one year old does not need to drink milk if he is eating other dairy products. ...Read more
Why are my nails thin, flimsy, brittle, peeling, grow downwards toward finger, "ridged" with vertical lines, break easily? Toenails aren't like this.
Many possibilities : So there are many possible causes of nail disease. Common causes are vitamin deficiencies, skin diseases such as psoriasis, infections, etc. The curvature of the nail toward the finger might be something known as clubbing. This can occur in lung or heart problems and is common among smokers. Might be best to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dry brittle toenails. They are dull with dull, gold tips. when i hit th they easly break. they are flakey and my pinkey toe is spongey and dark.
Psoriasis?: The knee-jerk reaction to brittle toenails is fungus infection, but that would be very unusual in a 17-year-old. Since fingernails are also involved, psoriasis is my first thought, but there are other possibilities. Let a dermatologist take a look, and give you a precise diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more
Many reasons: Including nutritional issues, nail polish allergy, fungal infections and an assortment of dermatological problems from psoriasis to lichen planus. If you're losing weight and are depressed, it may be nutritional. Best to see a dermatologist about this. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer