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What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow?

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 more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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How do you prevent fingernail fungus?

How do you prevent fingernail fungus?

Fungus: It is very difficult to avoid exposure to the organism that causes nail fungus. Keeping your nails clean and properly cut will help. Avoid leaving polish on for more than 24hrs, avoid trauma to finger nails and bed. ...Read more

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What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

Muvala: You can paint muvala on their fingernails. It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish. ...Read more

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What causes fragile fingernails and toenails and what can help remedy and prevent this?

What causes fragile fingernails and toenails and what can help remedy and prevent this?

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

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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?

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 more

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My son's toe and finger nail are breaking in half in the middle. What can I do to prevent further breakdown?

My son's toe and finger nail are breaking in half in the middle. What can I do to prevent further breakdown?

Biotin: Try increasing the amount of biotin in the diet by adding a supplement or taking a multivitamin with biotin in it. Otherwise visit a podiatrist or dermatologist to have them take a look. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a finger nail infection?

How can I prevent a finger nail infection?

Wash: Do not cut nails too short do not pick at cuticles do not bite your nails wash - if have an abrasion or opening on skin, clean with perioxide and use an antibacterial ointment for 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Rubbing finger nails regularly to prevent hair loss does doctor belives on it ? Whether is it myth or not?

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 more

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Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

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 more

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What can I do to prevent my skin from thinning as i grow older?

What can I do to prevent my skin from thinning as i grow older?

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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My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

My 18 month old son got upset and when he was crying passed out for a few seconds. When will he grow out of if? Is it normal? What can I do to prevent

Breath holding: This a very common phenomenon at children your child's age. It is brought on by the child' frustration in not getting his way. Rest assured, he will start breathing again because of breathing center in his brain. Walk away, although it may be hard. If he doesn' t have an audience he will stop performing. ...Read more

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I get charlie horses under my ribs that are almost paralyzing any time i twist or am physical for a few years now. what do i do to prevent?

I get charlie horses under my ribs that are almost paralyzing any time i twist or am physical for a few years now. what do i do to prevent?

Find cause first: You do not give your age but from your description two likely causes would be electrolyte imbalances causing muscles having the most use at the time to spasm or you have a problem with your back around thoracic vertebra 12 causing a nerve to be pinched. When being physical drink the likes of Gator Aid with electrolytes and glucose if not diabetic. Get back x-rayed. See MD specializing in athletes. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss ? Can dead hair roots grow back ?

I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss ? Can dead hair roots grow back ?

Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent: Topical Rogaine (minoxidil) Hair transplants Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are: enlarged breast tissue slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer can affect liver can alter PSA test results Consult with MD first! ...Read more

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Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed.Now it is about to peel off...What should I do after it's gone?

Would my fingernail grow once again normally as before after it 's been smashed.Now it is about to peel off...What should I do after it's gone?

It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which lived under the cuticle. The matrix cells are the ones involved in regrowth and if damaged can lead to permanent nail dystrophy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get my split fingernail to grow normally again?

Really depends on : where the damage is. if you damaged the matrix then the nail will likely never grow in normally, if you injured just the nail plate then over time it will. If there is a growth on the nail bed that is causing the nail to grow abnormally you need to have derm remove the growth for nail to grow normally, hope that helps ...Read more

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How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

Depends how short: Fingernails grow on average about 3mm a month, (toenails about 1mm a month). Younger people have nails that grow faster, and poor health or chemotherapy can slow the rate of growth. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Gain weight: The greatest difference in breast size is the amount of fat. My patients often complain that the first place thru lose weight is in their breasts. Likewise, that is one of the places weight gain is often obvious. ...Read more