For as long as I can remember, I've had weak nails. The index and middle finger have always curled under after a bit. Now they're ALL curling under. Why? and What do I do?
So, I googled this, and the most I could find is that there's some kind of vitamin deficiency or I'm lacking oxygen, which is ironic because I'm taking more vitamins NOW than I ever have in my life, including iron and niacin, and I started taking Advair about three months ago, so I shouldn't be lacking oxygen at all.
But here's the thing -- no matter what I've tried, nail strengthening vitamins, nail strengthening polish, nail strengthening lotions... I've tried them all, and yes, I gave them all months and months to work, my nails have always
been thin and weak. They grow to a nice, small length then they break or split so I cut them and start again. My pinky nails are generally stronger than the rest. But the last few weeks, all
of my nails, including the pinky have started to curl under (it looks like someone has pushed them down in the center of the nail. Here're
some pictures) right after the edge of the finger.
Now, I don't really care how my nails look (as you can see by the pictures), I'm not one to polish and decorate my nails. Too much hassle and too much bother. But this curling under business puts sharp corners on each nail and they catch on everything, and though my nails are thin, they're sharp little buggers, so these little corners poke, cut, and snag. I've tried keeping them trimmed below the edge of the finger, but they're growing pretty quickly too, and not all at the same rate. *sigh*
So here's my question(s). Other than vitamin or oxygen deficiency, what could be causing this? Other than keeping my nails cut below the fingertip, is there anything I can do about it? and... should I show this to my doctor the next time I see here (August 8)?