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Look closely at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy? Do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? It is possible to avoid many undesirable nail conditions with proper fingernail care. Other symptoms may indicate an underlying condition that needs to be addressed.
What's normal and what's not with fingernails
Fingernails are made up of many layers of a protein called keratin that grow from the base of the nail under the cuticle. Smooth fingernails are free of pits and grooves. Color and consistency are uniform, and there are no spots or discolorations.
From the cuticle to the tip of the nail, fingernails can develop harmless vertical ridges. Vertical ridges tend to become more prominent as we age. Injured fingernails can also develop white lines or spots, but these eventually disappear with the nail.
Not all nail conditions are normal, however. Consult your doctor or dermatologist if you notice:
Changes in nail color, such as discoloration of the entire nail or a dark streak under the nail
Changes in nail shape, such as curled nails
Thinning or thickening of the nails
Separation of the nail from the surrounding skin
Bleeding around the nails
Swelling or pain around the nails
Failure of nails to grow out
Fingernail care: Do's
To keep your fingernails looking their best:
Keep fingernails dry and clean. This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning, or using harsh chemicals.
Practice good nail hygiene. Use sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve.
Use moisturizer. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too.
Apply a protective layer. Applying a nail hardener might help strengthen nails.
Ask your doctor about biotin. Some research suggests that the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
Fingernail care: Don'ts
To prevent nail damage, don't:
Bite your fingernails or pick at your cuticles. These habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your fingernail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter and cause an infection.
Pull off hangnails. You might rip live tissue along with the hangnail. Instead, carefully clip off hangnails.
Use harsh nail care products. Limit your use of nail polish remover. When using nail polish remover, opt for an acetone-free formula.
Ignore problems. If you have a nail problem that doesn't seem to go away on its own or is associated with other signs and symptoms, consults your doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation.
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