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What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

What's a natural cure fix 4 brittle fingernails?

First...: ...Make sure there is no underlying internal cause, such as an under- or over-active thyroid. Then, keep your hands away from soap and water and harsh chemicals as much as possible. Take biotin (one of the b vitamins), about 5000 units per day. Eat a healthy diet. That's about as natural as it gets. ...Read more

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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What causes brittle fingernails with vertical ridges?

What causes brittle fingernails with vertical ridges?

Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more

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What cause brittle fingernails?

What cause brittle fingernails?

Brittle nails: Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. ...Read more

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What are some natural cures for brittle fingernails?

What are some natural cures for brittle fingernails?

Biotin: Biotin is an oral supplement that helps strengthen skin, hair and nails. Usually a vitamin store can help you with proper dosage. ...Read more

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Can unexplained brittle fingernails be caused by pseudohypoparathyroidism?

Can unexplained brittle fingernails be caused by pseudohypoparathyroidism?

Fingernails: I don't think so. I hope you are seeing an Endocrinologist for your pseudo hyperpara. If not you must do so and ask about your nails. ...Read more

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Dry, rough hands with brittle fingernails! help!?

Dry, rough hands  with brittle fingernails! help!?

Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more

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What to do with brittle fingernails under artificial ones?

What to do with brittle fingernails under artificial ones?

First, remove...: ...The artificial nails. The damage to your nails is due to the adhesive applied to hold the acrylics. Then, keep your nails away from soap & water and harsh chemicals as much as possible (wear gloves). Take biotin (one of the b vitamins) 5000 units per day. Use nail polish, either one color coat or 2 clear coats. Be patient, it may take several weeks to bring your nails back to normal. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

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Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

Has any one heard of leucatin use in treatment of fingernail fungus?

Yes: Leucatin does not work for fungus nails. The fda has filed charges against the company that produces leucatin. ...Read more

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I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

I have a badly ingrown fingernail that is causing me a lot of pain. Home treatment is not working so what type of dr do I see to have it cut out?

Any reputable: Urgent care center with a physician or the "fast track" area of your local ed. Keep in mind that if it is not abscessed you may only receive analgesics and antibiotics which many times are successful. Trust the physician examing you as the least invasive option that works is the best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for brittle bone disease?

What is the treatment for brittle bone disease?

Symtomtic treatment: We have to treat people according the fractures they have. ...Read more

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Fingernail fungal treatment?

Fingernail fungal treatment?

Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for fingernail removal?

Can you please suggest treatment for fingernail removal?

Surgical: Nail plate removal is done under digital block with local anesthesia. If only the nail is removed the nail will grow back in a few months time. If complete destruction of the nail is desired, than ablation of the germinal matrix, the nail producing tissue, is also performed. ...Read more

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Brittle bone disease ..Advice any treatment?

Brittle bone disease ..Advice any treatment?

Symptom relief: There is no cure since it is a genetic disease, but regular weight-bearing exercise to prevent bone loss, a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, and sometimes even vitamin supplements will help. Bisphosphonates are a group of drungs that can increase bone density, but they have side effects. ...Read more

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What causes rippled fingernails? And what is the appropriate treatment?

Rippled nails: Nails can reflecta possible systemic illness rippled nails can be found with psoriasis, fungal infections, anemia and lack of calcium in the diet. Treatment may be varied according to the cause. ...Read more

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Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use?
It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Eyelid Scratch: for a minor scratch like this I would do nothing except watchful waiting. If the pain increases, you start having drainage or visual changes then I would go see my doctor. This should heal quickly on its own. ...Read more

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I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

See a dermatologist: There are various types of hair loss. When you see the dr bring all meds, vits, bc pills. It is not likely a result of stress or nutrition. Have you been ill, pregnant, or lost weight? Menst normal? Iud? ...Read more

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Brittle Fingernails (Definition)

Brittle fingernails are fingernails that are easily chipped or cracked, and may be seen in people ...Read more