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Fingernail Infections
An_248378 posted:
My boyfriend is having a problem getting a correct diagnosis for an infection around his fingernails. Every dermatologist has a different diagnosis from periungal warts to psoriasis. I would like to attach a few pictures in hopes that someone can have maybe a guess on what is causing his skin/nail problems, and if it is contagious. I'm scared to hold his hand and it is affecting our relationship.

Please Help!
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

Ask your derm for a small skin biopsy (and then ask him/ her to show you the results, in writing!). That will give you a 100% answer.

In my office, we always give our patients a copy of their biopsy results in writing (if the patient desires). It is your right

I hope that helps
laroc2012 responded:
Seems like a good idea. I think he might be open to the idea. Wish us luck and I will report back if possible on here.

Thank you!

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