Okay, my internet savvy bloggie buddies… this post is pretty gross. Especially if nail issues creep you out… but I’m desperate and hoping that SOMEBODY out there may have an answer for me.
FAIR WARNING ON THESE PICTURES, FOLKS!
Poor Benny Boo…
I’ve been noticing over the past several times that I have cut Benny’s fingernails, that they have a weird ridge in the middle. I didn’t really think much of it and would forget about it. He never complained about it. Then the next time I would cut his fingernails, it would look worse.
Fast forward to present day, its awful~ it looks like he has slammed all 10 fingers in a door and new nails are growing, pushing the top nails off.
It doesn’t hurt him, until the nail starts to fall off and bleed. SO GROSS. SO WEIRD!
We took him to the dermatologist~ who was completely in awe. He even took pictures with his iphone to ask his other colleagues their opinions. (that never makes a Mama rest easy)
Ben’s TOEnails are perfectly fine, which is weird. I’ve been searching the internet nonstop trying to find answers. Many of the forums associate it with hand, foot and mouth disease. However, we have NEVER had this! Ben has no other symptoms~ no lesions or bumps, no fever, no malaise, no hair or other skin issues…absolutely NOTHING ELSE IS GOING ON!
All I can think of~~ is a couple of months ago when all 4 kids had strep throat? Maybe this is some weird reaction to a common virus?
I’m hoping it is not some type of deficiency. Again- his toenails are not involved and that just blows my mind.
Anybody have any answers out there?? I appreciate your input!