Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ash | 2010/05/13

Q.

Peeling fingernails

hello
please let me know if you can help.My 5y old is losing her fingernails and it looks awefull, i dont understand why and cannot find anything out of the ordinary wrong with her, i made a appointment with the doc, but i am still very worried, what do u think could be the matter?
tks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The usual cause for this complaint is a fungus infection under the nails. Treatment is available for this problem.It is best to see a dermatologist about this condition. Let me know if you are still concerned once you have seen the dermatologist.

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