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Suggest Remedies For Fungal Infection On The Nails

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: I am a 72 yr old female with bad peeling and chipping nails to the extreme, used to have very strong nails. I take quite a few meds for blood pressure, cholestral, type 2 diabetes,diaretics, and thyroid .
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Rule out fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

Peeling and chipping nails could be due to fungal infection affecting nails. Microscopic evaluation of nail clippings/scrapping will confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment is with oral fluconazole or itraconazaole for 12 weeks. The medication requires a prescription. So please follow up with your primary care provider.
You can also take over the counter Biotin supplements to help strengthen nails.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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Suggest Remedies For Fungal Infection On The Nails

Brief Answer: Rule out fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hello Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern Peeling and chipping nails could be due to fungal infection affecting nails. Microscopic evaluation of nail clippings/scrapping will confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is with oral fluconazole or itraconazaole for 12 weeks. The medication requires a prescription. So please follow up with your primary care provider. You can also take over the counter Biotin supplements to help strengthen nails. Hope this answers your question Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi