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Suggest treatment for pain around the fingernails

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I'm trying to determine why I over a period of time I have developed callused painful skin around and under my fingernails and I may treat it. Are you able to prescribe medication if necessary?
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description of the symptoms and history, it appears to be related to a condition called onycholysis which is a fungal infection of the nail. It may also involve loosening and separation of a fingernail from the nail bed starting at the tip of the nail and progressing further.

Anti fungal medication after clinical confirmation can be initiated in consult with a dermatologist. For confirmation of diagnosis, KOH test and fungal culture can be advised, first.

Wishing you best of health


Let me know if you have any query

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For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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