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I have terribly brittle fingernails. Is there anything I can do to strengthen them.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have not seen a doctor. I am taking B/P meds, restless leg med, and some meds for arthritis. I can go and get the names of them if you need them

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

No I'm not allergic to anything. Wait a minute and I'll get the names of the meds.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take Meloxicam, Pramipexole,Gabapentin, Triamterene, Tramadol and a 1 a day vitamin and Calcium. I don't think there's anything else in my medical history that would be relevant. This is a fairly recent condition.....maybe the last 8 months

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Brittle nails can occur due to;

1) dermatological and systemic diseases,

2) nutritional deficiencies,

3) drugs/medication

Environmental and occupational factors that produce progressive dehydration of the nail plate have an important role in nail brittleness. Treatment of brittle nails is;

1) Prevent any recurrent injuries.

2) Vitamin E

3) Biotin,

4) Amino acids,

5) Omega 3.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What would you suggest I take? or do?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
If you would just give me some suggestions by email, I would appreciate it.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Site administration does not share the customer email with experts. So we need to communicate here on this page.

You may start oral Vitamin E, biotin and Omega 3; all of these are over the counter (without prescription).

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