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We Use Latex Gloves At Work And My Nails Get Damaged How Can I Strengthen Them
Hi. Trying to get piece of acrylic nail off nail bed. Nothing works. Filed nails & now that piece of fake nail seems attached to nail bed. Tips?
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
I have terry nails, fatigue and hair loss. I'm only 26, don't drink or take meds/drugs. Is this likely due to bad diet or should I get blood work done?
Terry?: I am not sure what terry nails are, but you could be describing some symptoms of low thyroid. I recommend a blood test to rule this out. ...Read more
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
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
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
Nails: Stop biting your nails and then apply Nail tex which accelerates growth ...Read more
Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep underneath them increasing fungal growth. Be sure that at each "redo, " you have a complete clean up and disinfection. Be sure your technician only uses one file per client. Ask that your tech keep your stuff separate from other tools and materials. ...Read more
Beware the Biting: Chronic nail biting can increase your risk of infections, not only at the fingertips but in your oral cavity and systemically. At work especially you are touching keyboards, doorknobs, etc. Which coworkers may also have handled. Infections such as cold sores, mouth ulcers, warts and other viral illness may be contracted. Lastly, biting can lead to nail discoloration and deformity over time. ...Read more
Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases.
In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more
May or may not:
Be able to. Vertical nail ridges can result from differing cell turnover in the nail which can occur with aging. It is a common occurrence. Vertical ridges with nails that are brittle or splitting may be related to lichen planus, anemia or hypothyroidism. Changes in color or horizontal ridges may be related to possible medical problems.
Your dermatologist can help to determine cause. ...Read more
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