Question by  baluga (147)

What causes cracked fingernails?


Answer by  jayh4884 (7)

Cracked fingernails comes from multiple causes, most causes are from poor nutrition or maintenance of your fingernails. One of the major causes for cracked fingernails is due to damage to your cuticles. Besides nutrition and maintenance, trauma can also cause cracked fingernails. People who are exposed to harsh physical labor, are much more prone to crack their fingernails.


Answer by  photocreepers (38)

Cracked fingernails occur when your fingernails become brittle and weak. This can be caused by poor hydration, nutritional deficits, or lack of moisture.


Answer by  Maricris (70)

There are several causes of cracked fingernails and one very common cause is nutritional deficiency or malnutrition. A healthy diet can help diminish cracks. If keeping a healthy diet do not work then you may have a illness which disrupts your body's absorption to nutrients, and that means you should immediately seek medical help.


Answer by  margiep (422)

Cracked fingernails can be caused by activities that weaken your nails like washing dishes. Always wear protective gloves while washing your dishes or gardening.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Nutrition and dietary deficiencies can often cause the nails to be weak and more easily prone to cracking. This is especially true of protein. Growing the nail too long can often cause nails to crack as well.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

The causes would be trauma to the finger nails, or a lack of vitamin D and E in your diet. Sometimes using nail polish often and for a long time can cause unhealthy fingernails leading to cracks.


Answer by  Kattie (598)

Assuming you are a relatively healthy individual (disease can cause it too) two things cause cracked fingernails: malnutrition and lack of moisture. To promise healthy nail growth you should drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself and take in Calcium, Protein, Zinc, and Vitamin A. If you don't want to change eating habits try a multivitamin.

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