Onychoschizia (Nail Splitting)
- Q What are the symptoms of onychoschizia?
The symptoms of onychoschizia involve breakable, splitting nails that are either very dry or soft and flimsy. Usually onychoschizia is not painful, unless your nails peel too far into the nail bed. Although the symptoms are not very severe, onychoschizia... Full Answer
- Q What causes onychoschizia?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf your nails look like they are better suited for a Halloween party than a black-tie ball, you may have onychoschizia or nail splitting. Nails, like skin and hair, need moisture. When nails are deprived of moisture they can crack and split. Women suffer... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my onychoschizia on a daily basis?
You can manage your onychoschizia on a daily basis by practicing better nail care and protection. Nail care includes keeping a healthy moisture level for your nails, protecting your nails from chemicals, using nail-strengthening polishes and products,... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my onychoschizia symptoms?
Usually onychoschizia can be diagnosed and treated without the help of a doctor. However, you may choose to visit your doctor to figure out if your onychoschizia is being caused by an underlying condition. If you decide to visit your doctor about your... Full Answer
- Q How does malnutrition affect onychoschizia?
In rare cases, onychoschizia is actually caused by malnutrition. Mostly, the main cause is a deficiency of iron or anemia. But, onychoschizia can also be caused by a wide variety of vitamin deficiencies. This is why you should talk to your doctor about... Full Answer
- Q How does water affect onychoschizia?
Frequent wetting and drying of the fingernails can lead to onychoschizia. Too much water can cause the nails to become soft and fragile, while too little moisture can cause the nails to become dry and breakable. If you have to wash your hands often, make... Full Answer