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Brittle Nails

What are Deformed or Brittle Nails?

A violent toe-stubbing, dropping a heavy object on the toe or other trauma can injure the nail bed and cause the nail to grow in a deformed way. The nail may be thickened or ridged. It is a normal aging process for nails to thicken.

Deformed or brittle toenails can benefit from regular professional attention. Trimming, shaping and nail care can improve the health of your toenails and help diagnose and treat more serious nail problems.

Common causes:

Brittle nails fall into two categories: dry and brittle or soft and brittle.

  • Dry and brittle nails are the result of too little moisture. They’re most commonly caused by the repeated washing and drying of fingernails.

  • On the other hand, soft and brittle nails are caused by too much moisture, often a result of overexposure to detergents, household cleaners, and nail polish remover.

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