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Tip of nail growing inward, weird shape for middle finger, thin nail tips. Have eczema on hands. Recommendations?

my nail tip is growing inward it looks like the top of a heart on my nail. My middle finger has been a weird shape for some time now too. My pinkey is very very rough on the nail it's all bumpy... The tips of my nails are very very thin and they peel off, when I cut them with trimmers it doesn't even make a sound because it's so thin.
1. I get my nails done alot and they're almost always painted but I left them alone for about a month now and they look the exact same.
2. I have eczema on my hands
3. I used to be a vegitarian, I was for 3 years but I quit months and months ago...
(maybe that helps?)
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You are having atrophic nails.

There are many causes of atrophic nails.

there are many causes of atrophic nails.

Trauma,stress,anaemia,vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition,malignancy,infections,other internal diseases..etc

you should be investigated to find out the cause.

and accordingly you take treatment.

For eczema,antihistaminics and steroids in tappering dose will do.

local application of steroid cream will improve the eczema.

you consult dermatologist and then take treatment.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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