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Losing fingernails in hands and feet. What should be done?

My 25 month old, startes loosing her fingernails in both feet and hands. She does not have any other sympthoms and does not seem to be hurt at all. We are a family of four, with our oldes being 9 years old and the last time any of us was sick with a cold was over a month ago. Should I take her to see her pediatrician or just wait untill her nails grow in.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Yes , you need to consult your pediatrician for a thorough assessment of your child for any nailbed infection(fungal or bacterial ) or a nutritional deficiency.
Though the possibility of an infection is less likely since you mention she is a asymptomatic , it can be possible with mild fungal infections . Also the nails will grow back over time in both cases but this problem will keep recurring and might worsen with time .Hence it's important to show it to your doctor to be on the safer side.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing you and your family good health.
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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