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Brittle nails Treatments

Alternative Treatments for Brittle nails

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Brittle nails in various sources may include:

  • Biotin (a B vitamin)
  • Horsetail
  • Nettle tea
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Zinc
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Use acetate-based nail polish removers
  • Avoid artificial nails
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Yoga
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Triphala guggulu-by mouth
  • Ashwagandha-by mouth
  • Shatavari-by mouth
  • Cotton-lined rubber gloves while housecleaning
  • Well-balanced diet
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Calcium, magnesium and zinc supplement
  • Glycolic acid-containing cream or lotion
  • Lactic acid-containing cream or lotion
  • Vegetable oil and plastic wrap over hands
  • Wear gloves while doing dishes or using abrasive cleansers
  • Avoid acetone-based nail polish removers
  • Soy protein
  • Avoid alleged nail strengtheners
  • Hydration
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication

Treatments for Causes of Brittle nails

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Brittle nails:

More causes: not all possible causes for Brittle nails are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Brittle nails.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brittle nails:

The following list of conditions have 'Brittle nails' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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