Weak & painful fingernails

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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
 shakehead Just caught my nail again on my bathrobe, and man does it hurt!  This happens all the time, even though I use stuff that's supposed to make them strong.  They're so flimsy that when they catch like that they can tear all the way down to where the skin is, or even past it.  I go around with bandaides on them just to avoid this.  They're already very short.  Anyone know how to make them stronger?
Debbie
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 4/9/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish I had an answer for you Debbie. My fingernails and my hair are the healthiest things
on my body. All I can suggest is that you keep them trimmed and put a coat of polish on them.

Hugs, Robin

 ...I just reread this and you already are doing what I suggested. That's fog for you!

Post Edited (crazykitty) : 4/9/2010 11:03:21 AM (GMT-6)


Marlee2
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   Posted 4/9/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to have nice nails but not anymore. Mine split vertically and I have to keep them trimmed short and if I catch them on something I tear them too. I have bought products that are suppose to strengthen them but then never seem to have the energy to put it on. I took gelatin capsules for a long time to see if that would help but it didn't. I know my diet is not the best but they started getting bad before I had to cut out so many foods. They say your nails tell a lot about your health well...........
 
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, no kidding! Mine can wake me up at night with the throbbing pain if I forget to cover them with a bandaide.... :(
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
Chiropractic adjustments


Nana Monster
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   Posted 4/9/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Silica (by NOW) and it makes a BIG difference. As I was a 30 year nail biter even though I stopped 25 years ago they would
always break easily. I have one that started splitting down the middle. I've been doing the Silica for about 3 months now,
2 tablets a day, one in the morn and one at night, and they are much stronger. As I wear gloves all day in the kitchen this
is a must as they were getting really weak from years of the gloves. Give it a try.

Nana Monster

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/9/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the hint, Nana. I'll have to check it out.
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
Chiropractic adjustments

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