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What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

None: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause and genadur is a medication that will help. ...Read more

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Brittle Fingernails (Definition)

Brittle fingernails are fingernails that are easily chipped or cracked, and may be seen in people ...Read more


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Why do I have brittle nails?

Why do I have brittle nails?

Brittle nails.: Nails can become brittle underneath false nails, if you find yourself wearing them often. Otherwise, the health of your nails is reflective of your overall nutritional status - vitamins and minerals especially. ...Read more

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What can I do for brittle nails?

Biotin: There are few different formulations of vitamins specifically design to help brittle nails. The main ingredient is biotin. ...Read more

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What are causes of brittle nails?

What are causes of brittle nails?

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What can cause dry, brittle nails?

What can cause dry, brittle nails?

So many reasons: Instead of listing, try biotin it's an oral supplement which will try and reverse the effect. ...Read more

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Do you know of any effective natural or home remedies for brittle nails?

Do you know of any effective natural or home remedies for brittle nails?

Biotin: Biotin (available at many pharmacies and most health food stores) will strengthen nails; about 5000 units/day should do it. Also, nail polish will protect your nails and helps prevent a recurrence of the brittle condition. Avoiding excessive contact with soap and water, and harsh chemicals, helps too. ...Read more

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Brittle nails get dirty always although kept short.Are their being thin & soft make dirt easily attach to them?What could be the problem & what to do?

Possible: But improbable that you have a thyroid problem if this is your only complaint. Are you eating your 5 servings of dairy that you require at this age for the calcium ? Talk to your doc as there is no other history or other information given here. Sometimes people just don't have the greatest nails! ...Read more

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Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your diet, and eat gelatin to help thicken your nails. In the short run, use a thick lotion or petrolatum on your fingertips to fill in the gaps and prevent accumulation of dirt prior to working in soiled environments. ...Read more

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