|Toe Nails Falling Apart
Mar 13, 2000
I've been infected for a very, very long time, closing in on two decades, and my immune system has maintained normal CD4+ and very low viral load. I've not had to take meds yet. But, in the last year or so my finger nails and toe nails appear to have developed lines, striations. If I pick at my toe nails the nails splinter at these lines and parts peel right off. Hadn't shown my doc yet . . . but does this sound like a normal fungal infection, or could it be some type of vitamin deficiency? I take tons of vitamins. I am 44. Is this an aging thing?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
It sounds like an ordinary fungal infection of the toenails, more than a vitamin deficiency or result of aging. See a dermatologist-- this can certainly be treated.
When candida is resistant
candida of the esophagus
- Swallowing Sperm Risks
- How Common Are Oral Warts?
- Black Spots After Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Bronchitis After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Dry Cough After Sucking Penis Worried I Have HIV
- Pain In Penis After Protected Anal Sex Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.