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Doctor insights on: We Use Latex Gloves At Work And My Nails Get Damaged How Can I Strengthen Them

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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So i would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

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Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...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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What can I do to get stronger nails?

What can I do to get stronger nails?

Try biotin : This is a supplement which supposedly makes skin, hair and nails stronger. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

Try Biotin: Try taking biotin 3-5000 ug daily. Silica supplements may help also. Finally, be sure not to disturb your cuticle and avoid harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for strengthening nails?

Hard as Nails: There is a product called "Hard as Nails" that helps to strengthen them. You can also use clear coat acrylic nail polish which will help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my nails to grow stronger and faster?

Stronger Nails: Apply prescription Genadur to your nails once a day and take Biotin 2.5mg per day to strengthen and grow your nails. ...Read more

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I've bitten my nails all my life, how can I get them to look healthy again?

I've bitten my nails all my life, how can I get them to look healthy again?

Here's an idea: I believe this is mostly genetic. This is a behavior that's hard to alter. There are even animal models for preferring to keep your nails very short. Rather than try to have "beautiful nails" like somebody in hollywood, clip them short every day. If anyone asks, "personal preference"; i suspect it's more hygienic. ...Read more