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sudden onset of fingernail deterioration

By Anonymous December 29, 2011 - 3:58pm
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all of a sudden my strong healthy nails have changed to paper thin ones that cannot be filed they break, crumble and into the quick

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A fungal infection of the fingernails is called onychomycosis. Crumbling and the deterioration of the fingernail are symptoms.

Here is the link to a presentation of what onychomycosis looks like. This link is to the DermNet NZ website.


If your fingernail condition matches any of these photos, you need to consult your physician. Treatment includes  antifungal medication.


December 29, 2011 - 5:26pm
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