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Home Remedies for Nail changes (discoloration, brittleness)

Lemon Juice

Apply fresh lemon juice to nails, letting it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse. Use 2-3 times a week. Avoid direct sunlight post-application for a few hours.

Baking Soda

Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with a few drops of water. Scrub nails gently using this paste once a week. Rinse afterward.

Coconut Oil

Massage a few drops of coconut oil onto nails and cuticles daily, especially before bedtime for best absorption.

Olive Oil

Warm 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and soak nails for 15 minutes daily. Pat dry and avoid rinsing.

Biotin Supplements

Consult a healthcare professional for dosage. Common dosages range from 2,500 to 5,000 mcg daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix equal parts ACV and water. Soak nails for 5-10 minutes daily. Rinse afterward.

Vitamin E Oil

Massage a few drops of vitamin E oil onto nails and cuticles daily. This is especially beneficial after hand washing.

Sea Salt Soaks

Dissolve 2 tablespoons of sea salt in warm water. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a week. Rinse and pat dry.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mix 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts water. Soak nails for 5 minutes once a week. Follow with moisturizer as it can be drying.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Use acetone-free nail polish removers. Limit use to once a week or less.

Proper Nutrition

Eat a balanced diet rich in biotin, iron, zinc, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids for optimal nail health.

Flaxseed Oil

Massage nails with a few drops of flaxseed oil daily. Store flaxseed oil in a cool, dark place to maintain its benefits.

Tea Tree Oil

Mix 2-3 drops tea tree oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply to nails twice daily, ensuring a patch test first.

Keep Nails Dry and Clean

Dry hands and feet thoroughly after washing. Ensure spaces between fingers and toes are also dry.

Horsetail Herb

Brew horsetail herb tea, let it cool, and soak nails for 20 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a week.

Vicks VapoRub

Apply a thin layer of Vicks VapoRub to affected nails daily, especially at night. Cover with socks or gloves if applied to toenails.

Wear Protective Gloves

Use gloves for chores involving water or chemicals. Opt for breathable cotton gloves when possible.

Argan Oil

Apply a few drops of argan oil to nails and cuticles daily. Especially effective after hand washing or showers.

Avoid Excessive Water Exposure

Limit soaking time in water. When doing dishes or cleaning, consider wearing gloves.

Zinc Supplements

Consult a healthcare professional for dosage. Foods like nuts, seeds, and whole grains are also good sources of zinc.

The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

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Hot flashes
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Odor changes (body or breath odor)
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Nerve Injury
Weight gain
Bleeding or bruising easily
Mouth sores

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