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Nails are soft and peel and they don`t grow. Using vitamin E. Suggest?

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my nails peal and they won`t grow
they are very soft
I have tried many things and am now using vitamin E .Applying regulary.
Posted Wed, 9 Oct 2013 in Dry Skin
Answered by Dr. R.G. Joshi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
brittle nails,biotin will help.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing here.

It seems you are having brittle nails.

It occurs due to biotin lack.

Conditions like thyroid ,diabetes contribute to brittle nails.

Biotin is an essential vitamin required for hair and nail strength.

It is available in tablets and you need to take them for 2 to 3 months.

Instead of vitamin e you can apply a emollient .

Emolene cream seems to be good option for it.

Avoid harsh soaps,detergents,nail cosmetics.

Hope this will help you.In case of any concerns i will be happy to help you.

Take care.
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