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Thin Brittle Nails

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Video Transcript:

Here’s another daily tip from your local dermatologist.

Do you have thin brittle nails? It’s a complaint that I hear often from our patients, like what can we do about them? Well, the first thing is to make sure that you don’t have any other signs or symptoms of any other internal diseases going on, like thyroid problems. And if there’s nothing else going on, then what do you do?

Well, the first tip is that the protein that’s in our nails is very similar to the protein that’s on top of our skin. And just like this can get dry and cracked and brittle, so can your nails. So the first lesson is, is to be moisturizing your hands every day with a good product, preferably a product that has something with ceramides in it. And if you’re doing that multiple times a day and not washing your hands a thousand times a day, then chances are that we can make these brittle nails not so brittle, because they actually have moisture in them now, and they’re not as easy to crack.

Dr. Reagan Anderson is a local dermatologist from Colorado Springs.

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