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How can I strengthen my nails and prevent onychoschizia?

There are several nail-strengthening products on the market today that you can use to strengthen your nails and prevent onychoschizia. However, you can also strengthen your nails by practicing better all around nail care. This includes keeping a healthy moisture level for your nails, protecting your nails from chemicals, and being gentler with your nails while filing or buffing. Additionally, some researchers also recommend the vitamin biotin, or B7, to increase your nail strength.

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How do other illnesses affect onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia can be caused by other illnesses or conditions. Trauma or injury to the nail bed may c...
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How does water affect onychoschizia?
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Frequent wetting and drying of the fingernails can lead to onychoschizia. Too much water can cause t...
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How common is onychoschizia?
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Nearly 20 percent of people develop onychoschizia. Since onychoschizia is often found in conditions ...
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How does onychoschizia affect the body?
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Onychoschizia typically only affects the fingernails. The fingernail can split both vertically and h...
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