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Splitting and breaking nails, taking multivitamin and vitamin B12 daily

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my nails are splitting and breaking. I take a multi vitamin daily and extra b12
Posted Sun, 26 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 4 hours later
Hello and thanks for the query.
 Low levels of certain key vitamins and minerals and proteins in the body can contribute to nail problems. Other factors include heredity, which plays a role in nail strength and health, and environmental factors, such as detergent and chemical exposure. 

Along with B complex,you must do following things
Take VIT A,VIT D,adequate calcium,VIT C and adequate amount of proteins.
Apply olive oil on your nails twice a day.
Avoid undue exposure to detergents and chemicals
Consult your doctor for the prescription of these vitamins and minerals.

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