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Vitamins For Fingernails
Biotin: 3 to 5 mg biotin is a popular vitamin used for nail and hair, dermatolgists love it. But, don't count on it. Some people may never see a good result. ...Read more
In the last couple of months I have developed a ridge in one fingernail. I have no other ridges, and have not injured any nail. Could it be vitamins?
Should not: Nail ridging due to thyroid or other problems shouldn't be limited to one nail. Show it to your doctor during your next check up though. ...Read more
B12: Yes, most likely b12.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes ridges in fingernails and how can I treat them? Not all of my nails have ridges. Is this a result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency?
No: Biotin will help brittle nails. Can purchase otc. ...Read more
What is the vertical brown line under fingernail? I'm taking iron vitamin for anemic. 8 month ago I use clobesatol for alopecia.
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is a brown-to-black line within the nail, frequently seen in patients with darker skin and often on multiple nails. It can be seen in certain syndromes or due to medications. Rarely, it can be a melanoma of the nail and so needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Probably not the nail changes of anemia or alopecia which are usually not brown lines. ...Read more
I am 35yr female. Always have thin, peeling, breaking fingernails. Take prenatal vitamins. Toenails fine. No excessive water/chemicals on hands. Why?
Nails: Could be biotin, Amino Acids or omega 3s. ...Read more
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is a brown-to-black line within the nail, frequently seen in patients with darker skin and often on multiple nails. It can be seen in certain syndromes or due to medications. Rarely, it can be a melanoma of the nail and so needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Probably not related to nail changes of anemia (such as koilonychia). ...Read more
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