What is splitting for nails?
Splitting of nails includes physical splits in the length or width of the nail. Peeling of nails is also a classic sign of nail splitting.
Symptoms of Nail Splitting
Uneven cracks on the surface of the nail
Brittle sheets of nail that can be peeled easily
Thinning of nails
Causes of Nail Splitting
Exposure to harsh chemicals - Nails can get brittle after prolonged use of hard chemicals, detergents, nail paint remover and adhesives causing the nails to dry out and split.
Medical conditions Medical conditions like tuberculosis, malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, endocrine system diseases could lead to nail splitting.
Treatment of Nail Splitting
Counselling and Diagnosis Counselling and diagnosis is required to treat the diseases that cause nail splitting
Medication Oral medication including vitamin supplements could be prescribed.
Topical treatment topical treatment may be prescribed to keep the nails hydrated and improve their strength.