Our expert says:
Daisy, it’s difficult to say what the problem is without being able to see you. The fact that it has been going on for 5 years excludes a lot of things as most diseases and disorders would have caused more problems than just skin and nail problems. Things like iron deficiency for instance would by now also have caused anaemia and even maybe heart failure. The same goes for a lot of other disorders.
It might be that you’re suffering from a connective tissue disorder, a skin disorder like psoriasis or eczema or even something relatively rare like porphyria. The best would be to see a dermatologist and have him sort it out for you. Good luck.
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