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My fingernails suddenly started to break and peel about 4

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My fingernails suddenly started to break and peel about 4 months ago. If I do something as simple as changing the bed I usually lose a nail, it just seems to peel away in layers. My doctor did not know the reason, but advised me to use a nail strengthener. I have used one for several months but I have had very little relief. I do have a thyroid problem but take medication daily for it and have my throid checked every 3 to 4 months. Can you help me?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 10 years ago.

What is your diet like?

How much water a day do you drink?

Do you work? If so....what do you do?

Do you wash dishes, do chores etc?

How is your hair, has that changed at all?

Is there a colour change to the nail?