By Dr. Deepti Ghia , M.D.
Consultant Dermatologist, Trichologist, Dermatosurgeon (All Doctors Clinic and Kaya Skin Clinic )
- Maintain good nail hygiene
Trim your nails regularly round the edges in a gentle curve
- Moisturize regularly
When you use a hand lotion make sure you moisturize your fingernails and cuticles as well.
- Keep Nails Dry and Clean
This will help to prevent harmful organisms from growing under the nails.
Repeated contact with water can contribute to infections.
Wear cotton lined rubber gloves for chores like washing and cleaning.
- Ask the specialist
Biotin supplementation can help in strengthening nails. Iron deficiency can also lead to brittle nails. Consult your doctor regarding nutritional supplements.