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Splitting Nails

What Is a Split Nail Bed?

A split nail is usually caused by physical stress, nutrient deficiency, or wear and tear. Split nails can be a problem, especially if you work with your hands.

Although split nails are completely normal and sometimes unavoidable, there are ways you can prevent split nails in the future.

Common causes:

  • Having constantly wet hands, especially while using soap and washing detergents

  • Frequently using and removing nail polish

  • Continuous mild trauma such as habitual finger-tapping or using the nails as tools (to pick between the teeth, for example).

Signs and Symptoms include:

Some people call cracked nails split nails. The cracking can occur in various places, such as the middle of the nail tip or across the nail.

Typically, nails that crack are thinner than usual. They may also be brittle and flake off in spots. Sometimes the nails may feel “soft” or bend easily.

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