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Too cool! You are a wealth of information, and I will begin taking zinc supplements right away. Who knew? Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out--it is very helpful to me and I'm sure other readers as well.
I will try zinc too, thanks but although my nails are like that I have a very thick, strong head of hair that will never change if anything like my mothers.
Calcium (vitamin d milk) (don't take calcium supplements b/c it's easy to overdose) and plenty of H2O daily and after a month or 2, the ridges will be a distant memory. :3
Interesting question! Yes, I have two breathing-related problems that are very mild and don't normally affect me. Perhaps you've nailed (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun) the problem right there!! Thanks for your comment!
Cool! I never noticed it before, but you're right: the ridges on my thumbs are more pronounced. I'll follow your other advice above, too. It's on my list to ask my doctor questions about thyroid and iron and these ridges. Thanks much for your help!
I agree with Clementine in reference to vitamin E. However, it's a calcium deficiency, not Iron and dehydration is the #1 cause of ridged nails. Vitamin E needs to be taken orally (1000 IU) daily and drink 1/2 of your body weight I fl. ozs daily too.
Agreed! I hadn't considered breathing-related problems before, either! Very interesting. Oh— my ridges go vertically, parallel to the growth off the nail and opposite to yours. Thanks for your comments, Moon Daisy!
Good old fashioned H2O will do wonders for your skin and nails. The rule from my Nutritionist (former Mr. Universe) - drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces - daily. Good luck!
Thanks! I can use all the help I can get. (Couldn't we all, right?) I'll be sure to see a dermatologist and ask about the psoriasis cream if my nails get so bad that they are tender or get pits in them. :-) Thanks again for your help!
Sorry if this comes across harshly, but its nutrition 101. Your GP needs to retake that class. It's calcium, Vitamin E and H2O. I'm not irritated at you. I'm stunned that a doctor doesn't know something so simple.
Oh good—I love Jello! A good excuse to make and eat more of it. That and more protein—yum! Thanks for commenting!
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That makes sense--I'm allergic to everything :-). Thanks Vijay antony.