Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

196 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How do you treat discolored nails in children?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 1853 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hi.. I observed that the two of toe nails and right hand thumb nail of my son has changed color slightly and the nails are being replaced by new nails. I need quick suggestion regarding this. I have attached nails pic for your reference Please reply me back Asap.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Looks like infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have seen the attached picture.

From what I can make out, it could be a nail bed infection.
I usually prescribe antiseptic like Fusidic Acid for such patients in my clinic.

However I would suggest you to get him examined tomorrow morning by your Pediatrician and confirm this by proper clinical examination.
If there is any pus collected, your doctor may let it out.

Regards,

Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on