My body is starting to go through changes once again where I am beginning to loose the hair my eyelashes. Not worried about my legs, that will just save me more time in not having to But what is bothering me more is how my nails are becoming severely affected to the point where it hurts because they are sore. I have noticed the change in my nails within the past two weeks where the nail bed has become weak and my nails are breaking at the meat. I was reading on one website where it states that nail diseases affects between 10%-50% of people who have Alopecia Areata. Is there anyone else that are having issues with their nails? If so, what nail products do you use to strengthen your nails? I had teh piting and ridging and I was able to some Sally Hansen products to cover that up but I am experiencing a different type of nail changes.

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Comment by Tracey on May 15, 2012 at 12:11pm

Maybe check with your dermatologist-- I asked if my alopecia areata could be caused by excessive vit A due to over use of retin A, and her first response was to ask about/look at my nails (which were/are not giving me problems). Might be worth exploring...

Comment by Nicole on May 15, 2012 at 12:58pm

I had gave up on the doctors years ago when they told me there was nothing they could do about my alopecia. It looks like I am going to have to do a revisit about my nails. Thanks Tracey!

Comment by lovelyjan on May 15, 2012 at 9:20pm

I have notice over the last months that my nails has change to the point of breaking off as you have stated.My nails also look like they have dirt under them at all times...I wash and clean the nails several times a day but nothing change. I never thought twice about it could some kind of nail disease. Wow!

Comment by Nicole on May 15, 2012 at 10:00pm
Hey Lovelyjan...yes my nails look dirty too even after I wash them. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by JeffreySF on May 15, 2012 at 11:41pm

Look into Biotin for your nails.

Comment by lovelyjan on May 16, 2012 at 1:00pm

Thanks JeffreySF!!!

Comment by Nicole on May 16, 2012 at 1:49pm

Hey JeffreySF what is a good brand for the Biotin?

Comment by Tay on May 16, 2012 at 2:33pm

Hi Nicole, I've been using biotin for a while now. Biotin 5000, I get it from GNC or the Vitamin shoppe. I think the vitamin shoppe is cheaper :)

Comment by JeffreySF on May 16, 2012 at 2:52pm

I take a brand called NatureMade 2500 mg every day or 2

Comment by Piotr on May 16, 2012 at 5:23pm
JeffreySF have commented about taking Biotin supplement for the fingernails. Well, I have been now taking it daily for about 40 days and I see somewhat of an improvement in the hardness. Hard to say but I'm still taking it. I will keep you posted. Yup, the nails are a sure sign, unfortunately. :(


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