Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nail changes during chemo

One of the side effects to chemo is that the finger nails and toe nails lift, discolor and/or fall off. The website offers a great description of what happens.

My experience so far has been a bit of discoloration, some ridges have formed and a slight lifting on one of my fingers. I do find they are brittle and so I keep them trimmed real short.

I guess my only concern is to keep them real clean so bacteria doesn't grow where they are lifting. This will be something I'll ask the oncologist at the next visit.

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