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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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I have just completed 5 months of strong chemotherapy (taxol

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I have just completed 5 months of strong chemotherapy (taxol and carboplatin). Although I received neulasta, I basically have no immune system. During the chemo I developed a fingernail fungus which my oncologist said was not terribly unusual. Now, however, iy's still there and seems to have spread into the fingers themselves which have become quite red and painful. I need to know what to do for this or even what kind of doctor to see and I certainly don't want it to spread further. Can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It depends on what the fungus is.

See an infectious disease doctor.

This is a higher level than a dermatologist.

That is what you need at this point.

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