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What causes nails to soften and fall off

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Constipation: Common post surgery related to the effect of anesthesia on GI motility will improve in short time. Use of stool softner and if indicated laxatives wil... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
See a dermatologist: A couple of possibilities. A fungal or bacterial infection of the nail can cause discoloration and nail shedding. Pseudomonas nail infection gives a g... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Low thyroid,: Protein deficiency, low thyroid or lack of enzymes in stomach can lead to brittle nails. Test for thyroid, and iron levels are indicated. If normal, a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Many options: There are several possibilities, but it sounds like it may be a fungal nail infection called onychomycosis.
A male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 16 years experience
Fungus: A fungal infection is a common cause of this.
A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Probably a broken bo: A Colles fracture or other broken bone. See an orthopedic DR TODAY or go to ER. At least a severe sprain.
A female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: usually hematoma. but can be a fracture. X-ray if no better. ice.on blood thinners?
A member asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
Hand Surgery 28 years experience
Your : Your best bet is probably what is called the "nightstick" fracture. If you need some technical help, i could help with the ways to distinguish a "dir... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Eczema will get you: at a very young age, and it continues throughout your life. Sometimes a certain lotion or chemical in the lotion will make it worse. Try to use diff... Read More

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