Many occupational positions and medical conditions can affect the tone, shape or texture of the fingernails. Brittleness is when the nails easily become thin, can peel off, easily crack or chip, and can split when barely tapped. This can be caused simply by aging, as a response to the long-term use of polish, or with exposure to moist conditions (including frequent hand washing, swimming or dish washing). Some diseases are also associated with changes in the nail and nail plate, which can include brittleness. Thyroid disease can cause thin, brittle nails and hair. The term onychoschizia refers to splitting of the fingernails as well as brittle or soft nails. Taking a vitamin supplement such as Biotin, can help in some cases of brittle nails, and application of moisturizers such as flawlessskinonline.com Night Time Dream Cream, after soaking in water can also be of benefit.
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A new product on the market called Nuvail (poly-ureaurethane, 16%) nail solution, is indicated for managing signs and symptoms of nail fragility, brittleness and nail splitting. Nuvail coats and adheres to the nail surface preventing direct abrasion and friction on the nail while also providing protection against adverse effects of moisture. It is a protective, water resistant, breathable nail solution.
Proper barrier function is foundational for healthy nails. Repeatedly washing your hands and wetting the nails can lead to dry, brittle, fragile, and damaged nails.
Labs your doctor will order to determine your nail health:
- Iron studies
- Thryoid Studies
- Complete metabolic panel
Certain Drugs can affect the nail, so your physician or health care provider will go over your list of medications.
If you have concerns about your fingernails or toenails, call today for an appointment, 678-213-2220.