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Nails peeling after HFMD? MamaCass{+JOE} Due April 13; TTC since May 2015; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Jul 28th '12

Several days ago one of my daughter's fingernails peeled off at the base (right above the cuticle). There was new nail underneath it, and it didn't really seem to hurt her, but we couldn't figure out why she lost the nail to begin with. Today the same exact thing happened on a different finger.



I started freaking out and googling. At first I couldn't find anything that fit, but then I found a bunch of stuff about this happening after having Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, which she had about a month ago.



Has anyone else's child(ren) experienced anything similar? I may call her pedi Monday morning just to confirm, but I feel much better knowing it could be from HFMD, vs. some kind of underlying health issue.

Gor-Jess! 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 10331 posts
Jul 28th '12

I have tons of friends whose kids this happened to after HFMD :(

MamaCass{+JOE} Due April 13; TTC since May 2015; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Jul 28th '12
Quoting Gor-Jess!:" I have tons of friends whose kids this happened to after HFMD :("


That really eases my mind a bit!! It still sucks, but at least I know it's probably from that, and not her thyroid or something like that.

Gor-Jess! 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 10331 posts
Jul 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cass[Mama2JandO+1]:</b>" That really eases my mind a bit!! It still sucks, but at least I know it's probably from that, and not her thyroid or something like that."</blockquote>




For instance one friend just posted about her sons nails, allll of them, started peeling off within the last few days....and her son had it over a month ago. So def dont stress girl!

*VuHnEsSaH* 1 child; Colorado 8049 posts
Jul 28th '12

Did the HFMD get treated w/ antibiotics? That's a side effect of a lot of antibiotics in children.

Gor-Jess! 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 10331 posts
Jul 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *VuHnEsSaH*:</b>" Did the HFMD get treated w/ antibiotics? That's a side effect of a lot of antibiotics in children. "</blockquote>




Its a virus and had to go away on its own, no antibiotics work.

*VuHnEsSaH* 1 child; Colorado 8049 posts
Jul 28th '12
Quoting Gor-Jess!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *VuHnEsSaH*:</b>" Did the HFMD get treated w/ antibiotics? That's ... [snip!] ... of a lot of antibiotics in children. "</blockquote> Its a virus and had to go away on its own, no antibiotics work."

Duh, I was totally thinking of strep (I don't know where my mind is tonight) I promise I'm a pediatric RN, lol. Yeah, that definitely happens after HFMD, usually within 4 weeks. It doesn't need additional treatment usually.

MamaCass{+JOE} Due April 13; TTC since May 2015; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Jul 29th '12
Quoting *VuHnEsSaH*:" Duh, I was totally thinking of strep (I don't know where my mind is tonight) I promise I'm a pediatric ... [snip!] ... RN, lol. Yeah, that definitely happens after HFMD, usually within 4 weeks. It doesn't need additional treatment usually. "


That makes me feel a lot better - thanks!

MamaCass{+JOE} Due April 13; TTC since May 2015; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Jul 29th '12
Quoting Gor-Jess!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Cass[Mama2JandO+1]:</b>" That really eases my mind a bit!! ... [snip!] ... allll of them, started peeling off within the last few days....and her son had it over a month ago. So def dont stress girl!"


That's so crazy!