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Tonight I was on the couch and touched my left foot second toe and the nail peeled off from base to the other side. The WHOLE NAIL. There was no blood or pain. Now there is no nail at all on my toe. This has never happened. Female age 35. I'm a clean person and wear nail polish for years. I take vit C, vit D, powder superfood, centrum, CO Q10, fish oil, detox tea 4-5 days week, liver 5 day cleanse a few weeks ago. Any ideas?

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replied September 6th, 2010
Foot Disorders Answer A15935
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. What you seem to be having is onycholyis. Onycholysis is characterized by a spontaneous separation of the nail plate. It can be due to dermatological causes, systemic causes, neoplastic diseases and biologic causes.

Try avoiding trauma to the nail, contact with contact irritants and moisture and keep your nail shirt. Topical antifungals and steroids may be needed. Severe cases may need oral antifungals and steroid injections.

My sincere advice is to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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