Brittle nail on my son

Cristina - posted on 11/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello,
I was just wondering how many of you moms have children with brittle nails that seem to peel at the edge of the nails, both feet and hands, I am becoming worried and don't know if I'm over reacting or should I take him to the docs for a check up, I read online that it may be a cause of anemia or not enough vitamins, I give him his vitamins every day tho, I'm pretty sure I will take him to the docs, but I wanted to get some advice from you moms with more than one kid. Thanks!

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Laura - posted on 11/24/2010

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Brittle, peeling nails can be a symptom of thyroid problems. Brittle nails don't cause anemia though; brittle nails might be a symptom, however. If your son's nails are all effected, then I would take him to the doctor right away. A simple blood test can determine if he either has thyroid problems or anemia. Both are treatable conditions. Only a doctor will be able to help you with this problem. Good luck!

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