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What may cause sudden splitting and cracking of fingernails?

Hi I am Abdalla and 55 yrs old I have sudden split and crack of my fingers nails Before the sudden split of my nails I got sick (coughing, stomach pain and malaria), now I recovered but I have problem of nail spliting. Any help Doctor? Thanks Abdalla
Mon, 3 Nov 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
From history it seems that you might be having fungal infections of nails giving this problem.
There might be having bacterial infection as well.
It will give more clue if seen personally.
Consult your doctor and get physically examined.
After proper clue about your problem, treatment can be started accordingly.
Ok and take care.
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