Saturday, June 18, 2011

ouch :(

I am taking ANY and ALL tips on how to help Maddie's flaky, thin, brittle nails... Maddie was walking and fell on the cement...and this is what happened...darn brittle nails...half her nail was ripped off...there was tears, screaming, snot, and more tears...poor girl...

8 comments:

  1. I have horrible skin and nails. I swear by Vitamin E when I remember to use it. Both taking in capsuls (you can break them to just drink the oil) and rubbing the oil directly on your skin.

    And more calcium?

    Poor Maddie. A askes about M and M all the time.

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  2. Poor baby! I asked my ped. about the soft brittle nails and he said nutrients go to every part of our bodies starting with the brain, then the organs, bones, etc...until they finally get to our nails. Basically they are last in line to get the nutrients and vitamins needed to grow. He said I could add some type of multivitamin to help but that eventually it would get better on it's own. I haven't started giving Sutter a multivitamin yet (just lack of remembering on my part), but I'm going to (when I remember to buy them LOL). I'm thinking I get the old fashion Flintstones and grind them up and put it in apple sauce until he can chew them. Good luck, I hope someone has better or faster advice than I do! I'll be checking back to see what everyone else suggests! :)

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  3. As a cosmetologist, definitely work from the inside out. Yours B's and E's are what helps your skin, nails and hair. Biotin, B12 and Vitamin E are the biggest. Liquid vitamins are absorbed a lot better then pills. Check with your ped for recommendations, but a basic multi vitamin is a good place to start. Don't expect instant results, it takes time for vitamins to work there way to the nails.

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  4. I use Tea Tree Oil for everything skin - mix it with some vitamin E oil and olive oil (if you desire). I happen to love the smell but not everyone does. Check it out on line and you will be amazed at its many uses. A bit pricey but a little goes a long way.

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  5. If you find out, let me know, because Jax nails are the same way!!

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  6. oh, that looks painful! I think I need to get Claire on a vitamin too, but I'm so forgetful.

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  8. My dermatologist recommended biotin (one of the B vitamins) for my flaky nails. But if you decide to do that maybe you should ask her pediatrician first.

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