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Question by  rocky7795 (25)

What can be done about peeling fingernails in toddlers?

My toddler's fingernails are peeling and it keeps getting worse.


Answer by  bob8985 (44)

I would check with your pediatrician first.The underlying condition may be missing nutrients, anemia or an illness. Just to be safe and give you peace of mind, call your doctor.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

Peeling fingernails are usually caused by the nails getting too dry or from too much hot water on the hands. Try putting some thick cream or lotion on your child's hands at night to help moisturize. Also try to shorten bath time and keep their hands dry and out of the water as much as possible.


Answer by  arthi (336)

Peeling fingernails is a common process amongst toddlers which could be due from insufficiency of calcium. You can gently massage the fingernails with olive oil daily for ten to fifteen minutes and wash with luke warm water which would strengthen them.


Answer by  IsabellaLinzy (111)

First you must identify why the nails are peeling. Is your toddler sucking on fingers? Is there a deficiency such as the right fatty acids?


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Most toddlers end up with peeling fingernails and toenails due to both growth and injury. Try applying clear nail polish to the nails to provide stability.


Answer by  DrYasmin (178)

Peeling of finger nails or toe is common in moct children. consult an dermatalogist if its getting worse, but usually skin which peels off come back again.


Answer by  Bob4260 (88)

In some cases, peeling can be due to dryness. You can use regular handcream on your toddler, especially if you live in a dry or cold climate.

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