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On these pages are natural cures for nail problems that we have used ourselves or have verified with health books. These alternative cures may use herbs, pure essential oils, vitamins, and/or food. They are more than home remedies, folk medicine, or old wives' tales!

Talk to your doctor before making any major change. Starting a natural remedy may require your doctor to change the dose of your prescription medicines. You can read more about this in our articles.

If you have nail fungus on a nail, invest in a second clipper. Otherwise, you should sterilize clippers after using them on an infected nail so the fungus is not spread to others.


Our fingernails do make great tools for so many things. But, the less we use them as tools, the less they will break. Many of us definitely abuse our nails.

Except in emergencies, we can dial a phone with a pen or the eraser end of a pencil, and we should own a screwdriver. Pop-top cans are brutal on nails, but they can be opened with the side of the finger or with a butterknife. Although nails grow back pretty quickly, we sure notice when one is broken off too short for an itch.

See Nails as Signs of Health Problems, and Nail Colors (what different nail colors mean), on our sister site.