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Question: toe nails falling off


 erm - Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:26 am

[color=blue]hi
i was wondering if you could help me!
i was at the beach about 1 month ago and i noticed my little toe nail was going white and starting to fall off. it fell off a while after and now the toe next to it is going white and starting to fall off. i have been told that it is due to a defiency. how will this be treated as i don't really want to have a blood test to be able to determine the deficiency.
thanks for your help
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 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:06 am

User avatar Hi erm,
Some of the things that cause toenails to turn white and fall off may include a fungus, anemia, hypothyroidism etc. I would suggest that you have an evaluation. If it is a fungus, no lab work would be required. However, if it would happen to be anemia, hypothyroidism etc., then lab work would be required so that the appropriate treatment could be provided.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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