Nails That Appear Shorter And More Indented?
Hi, I’m a 26 year old detty. R nPreviously, the nails on my fingers had no problem. I don’t know what causes it. Suddenly my nails were getting more and more inward. So that the area of the nails is getting shorter, and it is getting deeper and deeper, maybe it will come off. R nWhat do you think the cause is? And how to fix it so that the nails do not come off. R nIs there any nail vitamins or something that I should use? R n r nThank you. R nGreetings
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Nails that appear shorter and indented can result from many factors. If your condition appears slowly without being preceded by a history of previous nail injuries, then here are some possible causes:
Irritation of the nails, for example due to the use of inappropriate nail care products
Infections of the nails, often due to fungi, but also bacteria, parasites
Lack of nutritional intake, for example lack of iron, folic acid, zinc
Inadequate oxygen perfusion in the long term, for example due to heart problems, blood cancer, anemia, smoking habits
Impaired liver function, thyroid gland, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, and so on
As explained above, abnormalities in the nails as you experience can arise due to disorders of the nails themselves, or also due to abnormalities in other organ systems that affect nail health. You should first check the condition of your nails to a doctor or dermatologist so that possible causes can be examined. As for what kind of treatment the doctor will give you can vary depending on the doctor's suspicion regarding the cause of your complaint.
At this point, you shouldn't force your nearly loose nail off. Be diligent in washing your hands and cleaning your nails properly using an antiseptic soap. Keep your hands dry, clean, and not in direct contact with substances that might irritate the nails (such as detergents). Avoid using harmful nail care products, and also avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Fill your nutritional intake by consuming healthy and varied foods.
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