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What Can I Do To Prevent My Fingernails From Twisting As They Grow
Vitamins may help: It is difficult to know what you mean by twist as they grow. There could be a problem at matrix where the nail is formed or even at the underling bone. Neither of those problems are treatable at home. If however the nails are soft nutritional supplements containing biotin may be helpful. There is also a prescription for strengthening nails call genedur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler son's fingernails are separating from his fingers on three fingers. He has eczama. What has caused this and how can we treat it/prevent it?
Exzema=food allergy: Although it appears as though eczema is a skin condition, a common cause is some type of food allergy. Common offenders include dairy, gmo soy, wheat/barley/rye (cereals) and gmo corn. Gmo stands for genetically modified organism. I would try to eliminate these foods for 3 weeks and see if you get any positive outcomes. For me gluten is a real problem found in wheat, barley, malt, rye & oats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: They can be environmental- prolonged use of nail polishes, repeated washings/water exposure (think dishpan nails vs hands) and due to medical reasons such as forms of anemia, injury, circulatory changes and other medical reasons. Talk to your doctor about this for a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
My son's toe and finger nail are breaking in half in the middle. What can I do to prevent further breakdown?
Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ? Whether is it myth or not?
Unproven yogic Rx: This sounds unlikely but it's not impossible this might help some. Apparently the source is yogic practice, for which I have a great deal of respect, so i would not call it a "myth, " but there is not any research proving (or disproving) this technique. It is harmless to try and might conceivably help some! see http://yogaandasana.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/how-rubbing-nails-works-on-lost-hair-hi.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Photoprotection #1: 90–95% of skin aging is due to sun exposure—specifically damage done by uv damage to the collagen fibers in the dermis. Wearing a daily sunscreen moisturizer can help. Also using retinoids such as retinol and Retin-A can help to stimulate collagen growth. Eating a healthy diet with a variety of proteins (lean meat and fish ) help build collagen in the skin and hair. ...Read more
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