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Why are my nails of legs and hands not growing properly ?

I am 39 years old and my both hand and legs nails ARE NOT GROWING ITS SPLITTING AND SOON BREAKING my both hand and leg nails are not growing . Especially legs nail get splitting and hand soon its breaking
Asked On : Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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Hello mary;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Brittle nails or Onychirrhexis is your problem.The main conditions leading to brittle nails are anaemia(iron defeciency);excessive strong soap;nail polish remover;anorexia nervosa or bulimia;after oral retinoid therapy;and in few people suffering from psoriasis.The treatment depends on the cause and once the cause is treated recovery is possible.Please consult a Dermatologist for examination and treatment.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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