Growth Chart for My Little Ones

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1 Nov 2012 - Javier's nails peeling off

About 2 weeks ago, Javier's fingernail started peeling off one after another.  You may have noticed the plasters on his fingers in those photos that we took in Perth.  This is the reason.  And now, his toenails also began to peel off (see pic below).  I browsed through many forum and there were people saying that it could be a side effect of HFMD.  However, Javier did not have that for a long time.  As such, I decided to bring him to a doctor to examine it.  When the doctor saw it, he cannot tell what exactly causing it.  However, he suspected this is likely caused by a deficiency in protein.  So he advised to watch out Javier's diet and whenever possible, let him have more food such as fish, red meat etc......  There was no medicine given.
Personally, I do not think that is the cause.  When I looked at Javier's toe closely, there seems to be another layer of nail underneath the one that was peeling off.  Has anyone encountered such case before and willing to share?

1 comment:

Monky said...

Could it be fungus infection?It can spread.