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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
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
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
May not be: Able too. If they are growing and split you can help them grow together with kevlar. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old son smached his hand and now his middle finger nail is falling off what should I do ? He keeps crying and i already put a band aid ?
Remove nail: If its ready to fall off, help it off. Hopefully anew nail will grow back. ...Read more
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.
Does the dark vertical lines in my finger nails I had for years have anything to do with cholecystectomy I had 2 days back? Nails looks healthy.
No: This is not associated with cholecystectomy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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