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Why are my nails so thin?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: Why are my nails so thin
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Causes of thin nails

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern
The most common cause of thin/weak nails is frequent exposure to water as the process of wetting and drying causes the nails to become weak. Another common cause is vitamin and mineral deficiencies like B complex vitamins (especially biotin), calcium, and zinc. Medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disorders, and certain skin diseases like lichen planus or psoriasis can also cause weak nails.

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Why are my nails so thin?

Brief Answer: Causes of thin nails Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern The most common cause of thin/weak nails is frequent exposure to water as the process of wetting and drying causes the nails to become weak. Another common cause is vitamin and mineral deficiencies like B complex vitamins (especially biotin), calcium, and zinc. Medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disorders, and certain skin diseases like lichen planus or psoriasis can also cause weak nails. Regards