A member asked:

What is the cause if toenails and finger nails to become brittle break apart and fall off.

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz answered

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There are several possibilities, but it sounds like it may be a fungal nail infection called onychomycosis.

Answered Jan 12, 2015


Dr. Howard Fox answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Including nutritional issues, nail polish allergy, fungal infections and an assortment of dermatological problems from psoriasis to lichen planus. If you're losing weight and are depressed, it may be nutritional. Best to see a dermatologist about this. Good luck!

Answered Aug 26, 2013



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