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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...