Overcoming Children’s Nails That Have Almost Broken Off?

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, my child is only 2 years old, usually he’s not fussy v now he’s really fussy ,, at first I didn’t know why after looking for one toenail that almost fell off … what do I need to do ?? the problem is if I cbut I’m afraid v if the ankle is fussy then I feel uncomfortable.

1 Answer:

Hi Ani,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Healthy toenails shouldn't fall off easily because they are firmly attached to the pads underneath. Toenails can fall off due to various factors, including:

Injuries around the nails, for example due to bumps, kicks
Lack of nutrition, for example due to lack of iron, vitamin B complex, zinc
Nail fungus infection

Paronichia (ferns, the tip of the nail that goes into the skin)

Psoriasis (an autoimmune disorder that causes skin to regenerate excessively, making it thick, peeling, and easier to scar)

Anemia (low blood hemoglobin)
Blood vessel disorders around the nails, for example due to Buerger's disease, and so on

Of course, dislodged nails can cause children to feel sore and painful, so they become much more fussy. This condition should not be treated by forcibly removing the nail. Instead of healing, if it is not done properly, then forcibly pulling out the nails risks making your child feel great pain, experience bleeding, or also infection.


It is better if you have your child checked directly to the doctor so that proper management is carried out according to their condition.


In the meantime, protect your child's feet so they don't experience excessive friction or impact. You can wear socks to protect the loose nails. Always keep your child's feet clean, that is, by diligently bathing and washing their feet every time they get dirt. Avoid applying any medication or substance to your child's nails without direct advice from a doctor.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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