Perfect nails are a thing of the past

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Does anyone else   (I'm sure there are hundreds of us ) who have finger

and toe nails that look like corrugated tin.  My diet used to be good ,since had to edit it because of yet ANOTHER problem .If I use an emery board to smooth the ridges down, this makes the nail weak and prone to  break 

They do look unsightly My big toe nains have ridges that run up and and 

across. weird My hands and feet are in good nick. no arthritis, no bunions

just ridged nails  Any one else got it?? 

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    Hello jacqueline,

    My daughter's also had that She's 18 years old now and her nails is not growing well with thin and i'm really worried about her nails. I also ask for help in some forum like this. And there are more suggestion & opinion regarding my daughter's problem. One of them suggest to try Hercules Biotin, and I'm not repent to give her a Biotin. Now she has a confidence to show her fingernails.

    Biotin really helps nail to grow faster and stronger also preventing nail brittleness.

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      Hello, seems as though you have the cure for thin nails , with vitamins, I am more concerned with how one acquires the ridges on the nail, and if anyone had actually been given a medical reason for their appearance.and if there is a way of getting nails smooth again.

      Any offers ?

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    Hello Jacqueline,

    I am not sure if what you described are horizontal ridges, or vertical ridges. Both are caused by different factors.  From what I understood, you described horizontal ridges so my response is based on that assumption.

    My fingernails had horizontal ridges mostly in the middle of the nail, spanning out towards the sides.  This caused the nail to be very thin.  I visited a nail specialist and the specialist asked me if I pulled back my cuticles often.  I had not realized that it had become a habit for me to pull back my cuticles with my index finger to my thumb.  both of my thumbs had severe ridging, and the other nails less so, since it was harder for me to pull the cuticles back on them. Once I stopped this I just had to wait for the healthy nail to grow in, and within 4 months I had healthy nails once more.  Taking vitamins like calcium and multivitamins should also boost your nail strength.  If you find that you don't pull you cuticles back very often, if at all,  I would definitely go to your doctor and ask to be forwarded to a nail specialist.  I highly doubt such deep ridges are caused solely by vitamin deficiency.

    Also, don't use an emery board to smooth it out.  It might make them look better but it is not the solution.  It only makes your nails thinner.

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      hello C yes I have thought about asking to see a nail specialist but the practise I belong to has deep pockets and short arms, so not much point in asking for a referal, and no. I don't do any cuticle pushing at all 
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