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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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My boy is one year old and his nail show something different

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hi Sir, My boy is one year old and his nail show something different from others, I made the photo and blood analyze in China, I need a Dermatologist to have a look.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome,

Please post the photo by clicking on the add the file, button.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hi Arun,Nice to meet you, see the picture attached, he is using formula from 3 months old.The brand is EnfamilEric
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

Thanks and nice to meet you too.

The nail had likely some injury. There may have been some blood clot due to it, which has blackened and would resolve on its own. The other possibility is a fungal infection also termed yeast infection. This too may resolve spontaneously. In a one year old, usually no active treatment is required.

I am unable to see the blood picture as the document is too small. Please increase the size and re-post it.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hi Sir,
The blood test is ok, I was thinking he missed some micro metal like zinc, but in fact everything ok.He did not get any injury but there is three nail like that, I do not think it is pain to him. I just think there is something in the blood missed maybe, but the report shows everything ok.Should I wait one or two month to see the new nail ?Eric
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.


Yes, you can wait and watch for 1-2 months. This is unlikely to be anything serious or significant.

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