Brittle Nails

Put your best fingers forward by restoring nail strength. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Put your best fingers forward by restoring nail strength. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Try biotin

    Increase nail thickness and strength by taking 2.5 mg of this B vitamin every day

  • Get a checkup

    Talk to your doctor to find out if your brittle nails are caused by a treatable medical condition or a nutritional deficiency

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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