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My nephew is 19 months old and keep getting toe infection causing loss of toenail tried keeping socks on him constantly putting antibiotic creams on toes trying to keep an infection from occuring

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Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine
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There are several reasons your nephew could be losing his toenails, and not all of them will respond to antibiotic creams.
Onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails), recurrent trauma (e.g. Tight shoes or repeated "stubbing" of his toes), and psoriasis are among the non-bacterial conditions that cause nail loss in children. Have your nephew's pediatrician take a look at his toenails. He/she may have some additional recommendations for dealing with this problem. Good luck!

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There are several reasons your nephew could be losing his toenails, and not all of them will respond to antibiotic creams.
Onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails), recurrent trauma (e.g. Tight shoes or repeated "stubbing" of his toes), and psoriasis are among the non-bacterial conditions that cause nail loss in children. Have your nephew's pediatrician take a look at his toenails. He/she may have some additional recommendations for dealing with this problem. Good luck!
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Dr. Stephen Christensen
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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology

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I agree. I would see a pediatrician, podiatrist, or dermatologist for further advice to further evaluate the area and possibly perform a bacterial culture if deemed necessary.
I hope that helps.

In brief: I

I agree. I would see a pediatrician, podiatrist, or dermatologist for further advice to further evaluate the area and possibly perform a bacterial culture if deemed necessary.
I hope that helps.
Dr. James Seward
Dr. James Seward
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