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My daughters fingernails are falling off, doesn't anyone know why

She is 3. She lost one already on her left hand. It peels up by the cuticle first then falls off. On her right hand she had the white line in the middle of her nails, now those 3 are peeling from the cuticle as well. They are about to fall off now too. =(

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Asked by navymama101705 at 10:35 AM on Jan. 5, 2009 in Health

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  • She has had no trauma to her hands? If not she needs to be seen by her Pediatrician. That certainly isn't what I would call in the range of 'normal'. At minimum it sounds like a nutritional deficiency.


    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:38 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • She definitely needs to be seen by her doctor.

    Answer by Brandie_xo at 11:00 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • she actually is currently there. my dad took her for me

    Answer by navymama101705 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • If it were my son this were happening to, he'd be at the doctor already.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 11:18 AM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • so the doctor said it is trauma...but she has never smashed them or her toenails are falling off.....what the heck.

    Answer by navymama101705 at 8:38 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

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