A 45-year-old member asked:
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some toenails fell off, but they looked clear. i am worried that it is toenail fungus. is it?

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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
A culture of the: Nail would be positive if there was a fungus in the nail. Cultures are fairly accurate, but not 100%. There are several reasons a toenail would just fall off, but a fungal infection is not high up on the list. You can put the nail under your pillow before you go to sleep and the toenail fairy will leave you a dollar. It's also a good idea to see a podiatrist! good luck!
Answered on Dec 25, 2012

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