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7yr olds toenail problem???

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  • Posted By: dlytle2094
  • February 21, 2008
  • 08:22 AM

Hello, I have been searching the internet and can't find anything that might help me with what is wrong with my 7 year olds' toenails. If ANYONE has some help with this, I would really appreciate it.

Since my son was born, he has had curved down toenails, they grow completely flat on the skin towards the skin and they would grow into the skin if I did not cut them regularly. They are now starting to get ridges and they look as if they are cracking side to side. Some are thin, some are thick. No, he does not have fungus. That has been ruled out. The pediatrician can't explain it.

My son says his shoes hurt and it hurts to run. I can only believe this is because the pressures pushing his toenails into the skin on his toes.
My other son's toenails are fine, however he has scalp psoriasis. Both my husband and I have fine toenails

Does anyone know what may be causing this problem for my son???

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  • Does he have any other problems, like asthma, shortness of breath, or digestion problems? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 21, 2008
    • 03:05 PM
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  • Hi there, thanks for responding He has constipation at times, and has had this since a baby. He had viral asthma when he was little up until about 2 years ago, but other than that, he is healthy
    dlytle2094 1 Replies
    • February 21, 2008
    • 05:43 PM
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  • poor kiddo...see what a podiatrist says..maybe special shoes could help him at his young age...a dermatologist could tell if there is a fungus..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 23, 2008
    • 02:56 AM
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