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why are my toe nails falling off

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why are my toe nails falling off

drknowsbest :

are they sore, thick, discolors, injury?

Customer:

they are not sore or thicker than normal. I finished chemo 4 months ago for stage 1 breast cancer and I'm taking iron suppliments for anemia this just started a couple of weeks ago

drknowsbest :

like any fast growing cells (cancer, hair, nails) they can be killed by chemo, this is probably a result of the chemo, they otherwise are not likely a problem if none of the other characteristics...make sure you are eating adequate protein for nail regrowth but not likely due to other dietary insufficiency or your anemia

drknowsbest :

all likely side effect of chemo

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should regrow fine

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Customer:

is there anything i can do to prevent loosing any moore when they start falling off they get caught on things and it hurts

drknowsbest :

not really, damage done unfortunately, can wrap with gauze to lessen damage, cut down loose pcs

Customer:

is ther anything i can do to prevent loosing anymore, when they start to fall off the get caught on things and rip off causing pain.

drknowsbest :

nothing else you can really do since the cells were destroyed and now the nails are just going to fall off since they are dead

Customer:

well thankyou i guess its just another hurddle in this nightmare

drknowsbest :

yes, main over just up from here though hopefully

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