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I have terribly brittle...

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 8 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.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What would you suggest I take? or do?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
If you would just give me some suggestions by email, I would appreciate it.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 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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