Fingernails are breaking too easily

Patient

Q: I'm taking biotin capsules 5000 mcg each day with my vitamins.

Symptoms:  Fingernails are flimsy
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Since you have issues with your fingernails, it indicates vitamin deficiency.
So you can take Biotin 5000 mcg with your normal vitamin supplements.
I will advise a course of Tab. Neurobion Forte once daily which has a good combination of all essential vitamins and micro-nutrients. You can take Neurobion Forte along with the biotin capsules for a month.

Fingernails can also be feeble secondary to fungal infection. Kindly get them examined by your physician. If a fungal infection is confirmed, you can apply Clotrimazole ointment 3 times daily for a week.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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