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Doctor insights on: Unhealthy Nails

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White nails unhealthy?

White nails unhealthy?

Not automatically: Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature. Have it examined to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Losing fingernails and discoloring?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What multivitamins make skin, hair and nails healthier/glow?

What multivitamins make skin, hair and nails healthier/glow?

Biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. ...Read more

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Can I harm my natural nails by wearing acrylic nails?

Can I harm my natural nails by wearing acrylic nails?

Acrylic nails aren't likely to harm your natural nails but can sometimes cause problems, such as an infection: If an acrylic nail is damaged or as your natural nails grow, a gap can develop between the acrylic nail and your natural nail. This gap provides a moist, warm environment in which a nail infection can flourish. A nail infection might also occur if acrylic nails are too long or rigid, or the nails are applied with unsanitary tools. It's also possible to have an allergic reaction to components of acrylic nails or their adhesives. Signs of a nail infection include redness, swelling and pus. If you choose to have acrylic nails applied in a salon, take steps to minimize the risks: Stick to salons that display a current state license, and work only with technicians also licensed by the state board. , Make sure your nail technician properly sterilizes all tools used during your treatment and washes his or her hands between customers. , Request a new nail file — or consider bringing your own — since nail files can't be sterilized. , Return to the salon every two to three weeks for maintenance. . If you apply acrylic nails at home, follow the safety precautions printed on the package. Work in a well-ventilated area, and protect the skin around your nails from the chemicals used during the application process. Consider removing your acrylic nails and letting your natural nails breathe every two to three months. If you suspect a nail infection, consult a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more

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Can a healthy diet reverse thin nails?

Can a healthy diet reverse thin nails?

Health and nail/skin: Genetic plays a major role in the health and appearance of your skin/nails/hair. If you experienced a significant, prolonged illness, the nails do become "sick" too and so won't be as healthy. So once you recovered and maintain a healthy lifestyle, your nails should be back to normal. If you were born with not so good nails, likely they will remain so. So live healthy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails (and grow beautiful nails)?

Please check: HealthTap TipTaps for a list of ways to stop biting nails. ...Read more

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Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

Inadequate evidence: These are not fda regulated products so you must rely on the claims of the manufacturer, testimonials and your own experience. Being earth friendly or natural does not necessarily mean nontoxic. Insecticides have been used to remove nail polish. Use with caution all products with possibly unknown ingredients. ...Read more

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Can nail polish be harmful? Turns my nails yellow.

Can nail polish be harmful? Turns my nails yellow.

No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more

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How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

Will power: You need to have netter food available. Do not go hungry just make better choices. Binge on carrots, binge on apples! best not to buy any junk food and best not to bring it into your home especially if you feel "weak" about eating it. Hang out with healthy people as social networks reinforce behavior, hopefully healthy behavior. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Shoes, ground: Feet are in shoes quite a bit and are subject to stress and trauma from walking and other activities. This combination tenders to slow toenail growth more. Feet are also farther from heart and get less perfusion than hands. ...Read more

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So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

What's that?: Most of what you read online abut vitamins is subscience. If you are eating sensibly, there is little or no benefit but also littke risk. This one about them causing gum disease is a new one on me. I'd ignore it. ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in fact can act as a protectant. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with Natures Bounty Hair Skin & Nails?

Can I drink alcohol with Natures Bounty Hair Skin & Nails?

It depends,,: This appears to be a vitamin supplement drink with biotin in it for hair and nails. It does come with warnings, so if you pay attention to them it may be OK but if you have any adverse reactions you should stop and you should not have too much alcohol in any case. In fact, if you have not used this before it is best to see your doctor before using it or alcohol at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can paint thinner cause black toe nails?

Can paint thinner cause black toe nails?

It can contribute: Pain thinner directly would not cause the discoloration but thinning out of the nail plate due to the chemicals could cause the toenails to become vulnerable to infection by fungus, yeast or bacteria. ...Read more