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Pitted nails on 5 yo

(7 Posts)
chasingtail Wed 03-Oct-12 14:24:12

Can anyone give any explanation as to why dd has pitted nails on one hand ?

I was cutting DDs last nails last night and noticed that every nail on just her left hand is really pitted. The skin around the nails looks a little red but nothing remarkable. She doesn't chew her nails. Not sure if this is something I should be concerned about??

habbibu Wed 03-Oct-12 14:25:23

I have pitted nails from psoriasis - is that in the family?

chasingtail Wed 03-Oct-12 14:30:48

No psoriasis as far as I am aware

habbibu Wed 03-Oct-12 14:35:14

Just looked on NHS site - can also be a symptom of eczema?

habbibu Wed 03-Oct-12 14:35:35


chasingtail Wed 03-Oct-12 14:40:24

Thanks Hab, come to think of it she did have mild eczema as a baby.

Have made docs appointment this afternoon to get it looked at...... ( Slopes off feeling like worst mother in world for not noticing earlier blush)

habbibu Wed 03-Oct-12 14:42:41

If it's any consolation I didn't notice my own nail pitting until they got really quite bad. it's not sore at all, for me, and fairly easily disguised if I feel like it.

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