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Lines/cracks on child's toe nails

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by DomCan16, Aug 25, 2022.

  1. DomCan16

    DomCan16 New Member

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    My 6 year old has lines/cracks/flaking on her big toe nails on both feet. (Pictures below) She has had them since a baby and her pediatrician at the time wasn't concerned about it. She's now 6 and still has them, although they seem to have slowly gotten worse over time.

    It doesn't bother her, no pain or anything, but she does hate having her toes touched. We tried treating it for a fungal infection, although it doesn't show any other symptoms of being so, but that didn't do anything.

    Any other clue as to what it could be?
    I'm hoping it's not a missed sign of something else going on.
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  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    The most common cause of something like that is a tinea/fungal, but that does not look like that.
    It is most likely benign and nothing to be concerned about.
    If you are concerned, a podiatrist or dermatologist could test a scraping to see if anything is wrong.

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