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Can fungal infection on the toe cause excessive weight loss and sweating?

My 16 yr old daughter has lost 15-20 lbs since november. She has darkness around eyes..and sweats alot. But its not constant. Could this be caused by her severe fungal infection on her big toe?
Wed, 22 Aug 2018
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Hello,

Fungal infection does not cause excessive weight loss. It could be due to something else. Make sure that her oral intake is adequate or not.
Consult a physician if weight loss persists even after good food intake.

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