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Why 2 years old boy finger nails always crack?

Why 2 years old boy finger nails always crack?

Rash?: This can be associated with eczema or psoriasis, or rarer skin conditions. Are there any signs of skin problems any where else on the body? If there are no othe skin problems this can be associated with certain deficiencies such as zinc. See pediatrician for exam and approriate blood tests. Topical treament which can help if there is no underlying issue is dermanial. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old and her finger nails are starting to come off from the back side, also toe nails? She has no health issues.

I have a 2 year old and her finger nails are starting to come off from the back side, also toe nails? She has no health issues.

Malnutrition/disease: If the nails look normal try more foods that have biotin such as swiss chard, carrots, almonds, walnuts, eggs, etc. To improve the nail strength. If the nails look funny see pediatrician or dermatologist for analysis. ...Read more

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What can I do about finger nails that crack and peel?

What can I do about finger nails that crack and peel?

Nail problem: Your cracking and oeeling nails may be due the fact that your hands are immersed in water for long periodsof time.. See a dermatologist for help and wear gloves if your hands are in waterfor long periods. ...Read more

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How can you get a cracked finger nails to grow back?

How can you get a cracked finger nails to grow back?

May not be: Able too. If they are growing and split you can help them grow together with kevlar. ...Read more

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I am a bartender and my finge tips have completly turned it to cracked very dry skin and deformed my finger nails ...Is this bar rott ? What can I do

I am a bartender and my finge tips have completly turned it to cracked very dry skin and deformed my finger nails ...Is this bar rott ? What can I do

Irritation: I doubt this is infectious or anything actually rotting, although i enjoy the term. It may be an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or more likely just irritation and friction from the work you do. Common in many occupations where hands are used in repetitive movements from friction causing thick, cracked skin. Try aquaphor or cetaphil hand cream with cotton gloves 2x daily. ...Read more

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My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

Toe nail damage: Footwear beats hell out of the big toe nails, as does athletics. Evaluate your shoes. If you wear high heels, especially closed toe, that might be your problem. ...Read more

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My son, 10 years old, his finger nails are thin; nail surfaces are bumpy, with white blotches growing from the roots, covering some of the nails. Help?

My son, 10 years old, his finger nails are thin; nail surfaces are bumpy, with white blotches growing from the roots, covering some of the nails. Help?

Vitamins : Some vitamins deficiencies can cause nail changes. Taking a multivitamin that contains biotin and zinc may help srengthen nails and improve these issues. Pitting of nails can also be seen in patients with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or alopecia areata. See a dermatologist for this issue. ...Read more

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One of my fingers cracks every time I shake some ones hand, why is this? I am 20 years old and am 20lbs overweight. Don't know if that helps. Also my

One of my fingers cracks every time I shake some ones hand, why is this? I am 20 years old and am 20lbs overweight. Don't know if that helps. Also my

Finger cracks: Joints snap or crack when tendons of a joint pull apart and release air bubbles from fluid which bathes the joint. This doesn't necessarily mean there is or will be any damage to the joint however. ...Read more

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My 41 year old daughter has been on methadone for 7 years and she has lost all her finger nails difficult time urinating she looks very pale almost gray and is not ini good physical health who can help me.

My 41 year old daughter has been on methadone for 7 years and she has lost all her finger nails difficult time urinating she looks very pale almost gray and is not ini good physical health who can help me.

Its not methadone: She may have any of a number of health problems. The most common are hepatitis c, hepatitis b and HIV (aids). She may also be using other drugs, particularly methamphetamine, which can cause many problems. Or, it may be totally unrelated. Your daughter needs a good medical evaluation, but only she can decide to do that. You can attend alanon meetings which can help you understand her addiction. ...Read more

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I'm a 44 year old mother of 4 and housewife. I have bumps and pitts on my finger nails on my left hand should I be worried.

I'm a 44 year old mother of 4 and housewife. I have bumps and pitts on my finger nails on my left hand should I be worried.

Nail pits: There are a number of different causes of pitting of the nails. One of these is psoriasis. See your dermatologist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment (if indicated). ...Read more

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Both of my index finger nails curve slightly down. None of my other fingers seem to be doing this. I've noticed i've had this for about 2 years?

Both of my index finger nails curve slightly down. None of my other fingers seem to be doing this. I've noticed i've had this for about 2 years?

not sure: Have you left that finger nail grow very long?If you have that could be a reason why it is curved. If you have not let it grow very long then I do not have an answer for you. Sorry. ...Read more

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How do I make my finger nails grow better as for many years I've been biting them?

How do I make my finger nails grow better as for many years I've been biting them?

Fingernails: stop biting. If over the years you have damaged the nailbed then there is nothing currently that can be done. Good luck ...Read more

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I've had pitted finger nails for several years without any other symptoms I can think of. Are they always associated with a health problem?

I've had pitted finger nails for several years without any other symptoms I can think of. Are they always associated with a health problem?

No.: But psoriasis is a frequent cause of pitting nails. Do you do a lot of construction or manual work with your hands? Have you had vitamin D level checked? Do you take in plenty of calcium or at least RDA? Omega-3's in fish oil can help strengthen your nails also. Have your doctor check them out and do a couple blood tests if he/she thinks it's necessary. ...Read more

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The past few years I have notice my thumb & index finger nails (both hands) develop a darkened brown color with dark vertical stripes - what is this?

The past few years I have notice my thumb & index finger nails (both hands) develop a darkened brown color with dark vertical stripes - what is this?

Nails - systemic: Here are some slides from Mayo Clinic on nails: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131 -- Finger nail signs can show systemic (whole body) diseases. Another link http://www.medicinenet.com/vertical_ridges_on_the_fingernails/symptoms.htm ...Read more

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How do I get a 9 yr old to stop biting her finger nails?

How do I get a 9 yr old to stop biting her finger nails?

See below: First, i would make certain that she is not biting her nails as a sign of anxiety or stress. If there is no reason, there are finger nail polishes available that are bitter. Also, you can discuss a reward system with your daughter. A goal she can obtain if she stops biting her nails. Gently remind her when she is biting her nails, beacause it is a subconscious habit. Give it 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Everytime my boyfriend fingers me bleed s this normal? I have not had sex in a year. His finger nails are not long and it feels great. But why do I bleed everytime? I have had unpredictable periods since i was 17 when i first started. But I have never bl

Everytime my boyfriend fingers me  bleed s this normal? I have not had sex in a year. His finger nails are not long and it feels great. But why do I bleed everytime? I have had unpredictable periods since i was 17 when i first started. But I have never bl

Questions. : Questions. Do you bleed after sexual intercourse? Does he thrust his fingers forcefully into you? You said it feels good but is there any pain? Is the bleeding only during the sexual activity or does it also occur after this (ie a day or two)? ...Read more

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I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks. What should I do please?

I have increased areas of white on my finger nails starting at the top over the last two weeks.  What should I do please?

See a dermatologist: Need inspection by skin specialist to define the problem. Possibly it is mechanical onycholysis due to compulsive cleaning under the nails. ...Read more

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My finger nails have ridges, splitting and peeling. For the past year this has been a serious problem. Is this part of maturity. I am in my sixties?

Yes: Yes this is. You can reduce this by taking 2500 mcg of biotin daily. You can use eucerin smooth essentials lotion on nails frequently during the day. You can soak nails before bedtime in lukewarm water for 5 to 10 minutes immediately apply vaseline to nails and wear cotton gloves while sleeping. ...Read more