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Cracking toenails and peeling skin

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by Battery Muncher, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Battery Muncher

    Battery Muncher Senior Member

    Anyone else have cracking/ white toenails and flaky peeling skin? I also find the edges of some of my toenails are starting to yellow slightly. I don't seem to have as many problems with my fingers/fingernails (although these symptoms are present to a lesser degree).

    I'm asking because I'm not sure whether this is an ME/SEID symptom or not. I've had this for years, but recently it's gotten worse for no apparent reason.

    Any suggestions or suggested treatments would be welcome!
  2. Mij

    Mij Senior Member

    This sounds like a fungal infection.
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  3. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

    I had something like this on my big toe 3 years ago, never had anything like it before. It had an area of white at first and then it looked like the nail was breaking down and it looked more a pale yellowish colour.

    I treated it as a fungal infection and it came right after treatment but the treatment is not one I would want to do again. I was given Terbinafine tablets for fungal infection and felt dreadful on them, so I stopped taking them after a month, fortunately it was long enough to fix the problem. Haven't had any problems since.
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