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Peeling off of Fingernails - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have a 4 year old daughter who's fingernails are peeling away from her cuticles
User :   No other symptoms
Doctor :   ok
User :   There is new growth
Doctor :   since when is this happening?
Doctor :   are the fingernails growing back?
User :   Yes
User :   I noticed this 2-3 days ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   The nails aren't discolored
Doctor :   you can wait and see if the new fingernails are growing back normally
Doctor :   and covering the whole nail bed.
User :   What could be causing this?
User :   She takes vitamins
Doctor :   else after a day or two, get these checked by her pediatrician
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is her eating habits?
User :   Any ideas of things I should be looking for
User :   She eatss good, not that many fruits and vegetables
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