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    Fingernail Infections
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    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.

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    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
     
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    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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