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Gap between toe nail and skin. No pain. Possible fungal infection?

Hello, the nail on my pinky toe on my right foot is not attached to the skin behind it. It is attached to the nail bed (Although loose feeling) but behind the nail (Opposite the side you cut) there is a space between the nail and skin, it s just a small gap. There is no pain or discomfort, I am wondering if this maybe a fungus or possible infection and to know what I should do. (See my doctor, get over the counter foot fungus medication etc...) From: Nathan
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

You might have developed fungal infection.

Please get a KOH mount done on the nail scraping.

Also nail scraping can be sent for fungal culture.

This can confirm the fungal etiology.

Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you

Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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