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14 Feb 2010

Splitting nails
My nails split each time they grow. this happens continuously. I try to eat a balanced diet and take b vitamins. this does not seem to help. do you know how to treat this? could it be a sign for health problem.
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CyberDoc
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01 Jan 0001

Khaya

Splitting nails is a common condition in women due to the poor adhesion of keratin when the nail is formed. This can be a result of infection of the nail bed to certain systemic conditions (for instance psoriasis) or something as innocent as poor hydration. It is therefore, important to consult your doctor for a consultation to exclude any underlying pathology that might be causing your splitting nails.

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Dr Anrich Burger
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