Fingernails are peeling Why?

Texas Girl
on 7/27/15 7:16 pm

I have ridges in my fingernails, and left thumbnail is peeling, anyone have any ideas? Why?

Texas girl

Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 7/27/15 12:30 pm, edited 7/27/15 12:30 pm - OH

Brittle fingernails (whether they are breaking or are peeling) can result from a number of different vitamin deficiencies (including Vitamin A, a couple of the Bs, calcium, and iron) or from protein deficiency.  How long has it been since you had a full set of labs done?

It can also be the result of a variety of medical conditions including hormone changes and thyroid issues.

I would mention it to your PCP, and if you haven't had labs in a while, you might want to get at least some of them checked.


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Valerie G.
on 7/28/15 12:08 pm - Northwest Mountains, GA

I agree on the suggestion of malnutrition.

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