Dr. Bailey Skin Care recommends applying oils and lotions to thin fingernails. Shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil are common hydrating ingredients that many people already have at home. It is best to app... More »

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Home remedies for treating fingernail fungus include keeping the nails trimmed and thin and using over-the-counter antifungal nail creams and ointments, states Mayo Clinic. In one study, 56 percent of participants experi... More »

Remedies for split fingernails include keeping nails clipped, using lotion after washing hands, using mild soaps, wearing gloves when necessary and avoiding the overuse of nail polish remover, notes How Stuff Works. It c... More »

Fingernails that split vertically are fairly common, yet typically caused by age as the cells turnover within the nail, explains Mayo Clinic. Nails that are split but also dry and brittle with cracks could be an indicati... More »

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If the nails are brittle or have splits or jagged edges along with vertical ridges, it may indicate onychorrhexis, notes WebMD. Onychorrhexis often results as a side effect of lichen planus, a skin rash. It can also indi... More »

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Nail clubbing, nail pitting and Beau's lines are some conditions that cause bumps on fingernails, explains Mayo Clinic. Nail clubbing is when the nail convexes to create a single, large bump in the center. The condition ... More »

A fungal infection can cause the nails to change colors. Changing of nail appearances may also be caused by a more serious condition, according to WebMD. More »