Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Why Do My Nails Peel and Split?

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 09:41 AM

Question: I have peeling nails and nails that split right up the center. What causes this and what can I do about it?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Peeling nails are usually caused by trauma, especially from the adhesives in artificial nails. Picking at cuticles sometimes causes traumatic nail effects.
 
If you use nail preparations, stop them immediately and let the nail grow out normally. If new normal growth is not seen, see a dermatologist.
 
There are rare disorders that are associated with abnormal nail growth, so if after stopping the nail preps and adhesives don't solve the problem, see your doctor for an exam and possible referral to a specialist. 

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