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What kids should know about rough nails

Your nails usually are smooth. Sometimes, though, they can become rough and grow thicker. Nobody really knows what causes rough nails. It might mean you've got a skin problem, like a rash called eczema. There are other problems that can cause rough nails, too. 

If you notice this happening, ask your parents to take you to a skin doctor (dermatologist). The skin doctor can figure out what's causing your nails to become rough and treat you.

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