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"Hi good evening Drs. Each time i paint my toe nails,my toes begin to itch seriously and after a while the skin around the nails look cracky and peels off. The itchiness stops after some days but begins again immediately i paint my toe nails. could it be a fungi infection and what can i possibly do to stop it? Tnx."

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    A 37 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Hi good evening Drs. Each time i paint my toe nails,my toes begin to itch seriously and after a while the skin around the nails look cracky and peels off. The itchiness stops after some days but begins again immediately i paint my toe nails. could it be a fungi infection and what can i possibly do to stop it? Tnx.
    Dr. Femi O answered:
    2 years ago
    hello,sorry about the issue about your nails.it seems you have been able to recognize the problem at hand.the problem could be that you are reacting to the chemical components in the nail paint or Polish since it only comes on during this period.the reaction can't manifest on the nail itself since it's hard but the skin around it has become the victim.I will advice you avoid painting your nails and then observe over some time or perhaps change the maker or brand to another and observe.it could also be a Fungal infection of the nails.does the nail look fragile and about to separate from the nail bed?u can buy griseofulvin(fulcin) tablets.it will take Care of the possible fungal infection of the nail.take care.
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