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What causes pain in fingernails of a child?

I have a child that has always had a sensitivity to having her fingernails cut. She cries and says that it hurts. She is now nearly 9 years old and she avoids me when I have nail clippers. I have 3 other children that have never reacted like this. Is there anything that I can do to prevent the inevitable emotional disaster every time?
Fri, 15 May 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Sir/Madam
I have gone through your query and read your symptoms.
In my opinion, this should only be his apprehension, if his complain is only when you use clipper,
note the fact if your child has any
1 swelling of the nails
2 are they tender on usual pressing
3 are there any other symptoms.

if the answer to any of above questions is yes, than you need to see a pediatric doctor for help, otherwise, its just normal behavior which will correct as the child grows

I hope that answers your query. If you want any more clarification, contact me back.
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