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Nail problems


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It's normal for nails to change over time and it's not always a sign of a problem. For example, they can become thicker and brittle as you get older.

Things you can do to keep your nails healthy include keeping them clean and dry, and trimming them regularly.

Common causes of nail problems include injuries and fungal infections. Sometimes they can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as diabetes.

Nail problems are not usually caused by anything serious. Common nail problems include brittle, loose nails that may change colour or shape.

Page last reviewed: 12/03/2024
Next review due: 12/03/2027