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    Old 10-06-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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    Question White part of fingernail spreading down/hard skin

    I have a fingernail that the white part has spread down the side. The skin on the side of that finger is also hard. I trim it away and it just grows back and can be painful if I am not careful in trimming. There is also a ridge/bump on that side of the nail. Is it fungal? Years ago, I had fake nails put on and 2 of my fingernails have never been the same. They grow weird and curve under when they are long. My other weird nail seems to be starting to do the same thing Any idea what this might be?

     
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    Old 10-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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    Re: White part of fingernail spreading down/hard skin

    Hello.

    The white part on your fingernail sounds like a fungal infection. I have experienced the same problem, but on my toenails instead. I get a prescription for Lamsil to treat a fungal infection and it has always worked for me, though the fungus has been a recurring problem for me over the years.

    As far as the bump on the side of your nail, it might be a periungual wart. I had a wart on my index finger as a child. The doctor used cryotherapy to treat it and it hasn't regrown or caused anymore problems for me.

     
    Old 10-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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    Re: White part of fingernail spreading down/hard skin

    I looked at pictures of periungual warts and it doesn't look like what I have.

     
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