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Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby Fingernails » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:39 pm

Omg how young children with the.same problem , my 2 year old niece has the same problem , she at first had some strang virus the first doc said small poxs they sure no how to worrie us as my niece was born just over 3 months early weighing only 1lb & half she pulled thew with all odds against her, our little fighter like her mum who passed away at the tender age of 23 suffered alot was awaiting 4th liver transplant was told she could not have children and againest all odds she did fall pregnant haveing a speacial 18 months being in out of hospital getting to no her daughter , this is why I panic when if she is not well or things are not quite right what is the problem? No one can give an arnser please help

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby alexa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:40 am

my daughter is 2 1/2 and she staring peeling from
her hands and feets and now her nails are faling
i taken her to the doctor and no answer am very
worried can any one help please of what this could be..

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby Gill » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:12 am

my 7 year old has this same problem, iam very worried I thought it was someting that she got from the fish tank, but one of toe nail is doing the same thing. did any of you all get any answeres from the doctor? I recently lost my job, just started a new one and i dont have insurance but i get paid this friday i plan to the dr. then, please i need answeres

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby claire b » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:02 pm

hi, on researching this problem (my 18 mth old daughters nails are also falling off) it seems linked to hand, foot & mouth disease, which starts with peeling skin on hands and feet and then blisters, also ulcers in mouth. I have read that the virus is too much for the body and therefore the nails stop growing... all cases i have read state that the nails grow back healthily... hope this helps x
claire b

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby MOMx2 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:55 am

My daughter is 4 will be 5 in march. Recently her finger nails and toe nails have started falling off a new nail is growing underneath and pushing old nail off. She was diagnosed about 8 weeks ago with hand foot and mouth disease. She also has a mild case of eczema. I am going to put my money on the foot hand and mouth as the cause but I am not a doctor only a nurse and mother. I am calling doc tomorrow and will let you know if i find any answers.

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby Loretta » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:10 pm

I have a 13yr old son, 11 yr old daughter and a 7yr old son. All three are losing there finger and toe nails. The odd thing is that there is a new nail under it. The dr advised that they had mouth, hand and foot disease several months back. This just started. Has anyone fond out what is causing this?

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby happy mum » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:09 pm

my daugther has lost a nail today but has had half nails fall of a few weeks ago so i thought she was biting them anyway was sat at home with her this morning and the nail just fall of she has not bitting it and it looked fine this morning what could be wrong please help
happy mum

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby Farida » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:03 am

Go to Sally's beauty ppusly or your local ppusly store and purchase acrylic remover. You can also purchase pure acetone. Be sure to use a glass bowl. Soak 4 fingers at a time. Get an orangewood stick to so you can scrap the acrylic when it gets gummy. It will be messy but it won't take to long. Once you get down to your own nail, take a white buffing block and gently buff off the remaining residue. Apply a clear nail hardener. I've tried the soaking with the cotton balls but its takes longer and I don't like the idea of it being wrapped under foil. The acetone needs to breath because the vapors can be toxic if there isn't enough ventilation.

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby gabby » Tue May 15, 2012 3:50 am

i recently found out i had gum problems
and now my nails are coming off.i am 51 years old

Re: Finger nails suddenly falling off...

Postby ryan » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:34 am

Here are the reasons:1. Trama:>>Some dotocrs believe that repetitive trauma to the fingernails causes them to regenerate, or grow, at an accelerated rate. This means that people who bite their nails are more likely to have nails that grow faster than people who don't bite their nails.>>ALSO since we use our hands much more often and dexterously than our toes (i.e. picking up stuff, pushing buttons, etc.) that our fingers receive much more stimulation than our shoe-covered toes and therefore the fingernails grow, as a regenerative response to the trauma, much faster than the toenails.>>Some people also note that the fingernails of their dominant hand (the one you write with, swing a bat with, etc.) also tend to grow slightly faster than the other hand.2. Circulation:>>The idea here is that the body's circulatory system is much better at pushing fresh, oxygenated blood to the hands and fingers than it is to the feet and toes. That's true ask any diabetic who's got problems with numb toes and you'll learn: the heart favours the hands. Therefore, the increased blood-flow and oxygen level causes the fingernails to grow faster than the toenails3. Toenails are thicker:>>The thicker the nail, the longer it takes to grow.4. The longer the finger (or digit), the longer the nail:>>There's also some evidence that the nails on the longer fingers grow faster than the nails on the shorter fingers. However, this theory seems to be closely related to the idea that the nails on the fingers you use most often tend to grow the fastest. For example, considering the Trauma theory ), the longer fingers are more likely to hit things more often.


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