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What would cause a child's fingernails to fall off?

Onychomadesis in a child may be a cutaneous sign of systemic disease. In childhood, onychomadesis is sometimes linked with hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Spontaneous nail regrowth usually occurs within 12 weeks but may occur faster in children.

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Also, what to do when a child's nail is falling off?

  1. File any sharp edges smooth, or trim the nail.
  2. Trim off the detached part of a large tear, or leave the nail alone.
  3. Use scissors to remove the detached part of the nail if the nail is partly attached.
  4. Soak your finger or toe in cold water for 20 minutes after trimming the nail.

Furthermore, what disease makes your nails fall off? Onycholysis is when a person's nail or nails detach from the skin underneath. Although not a serious health condition by itself, onycholysis can be a symptom of a potentially serious illness. It is important for a person to understand what onycholysis is and what it may mean so they can make informed medical decisions.

Correspondingly, can Hand Foot and Mouth cause fingernails to fall off?

Very rarely, people may lose a fingernail or toenail after having hand, foot, and mouth disease. Most reports of fingernail and toenail loss have been in children. In these reported cases, the person usually lost the nail within a few weeks after being sick. The nail usually grew back on its own.

Is it normal for baby's nails to fall off?

Some fingernails and toenails may fall off. It occurs in 4% of severe cases. It happens at 3 to 6 weeks out. Fingernails grow back by 3 to 6 months and toenails by 9 to 12 months.

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