Oh, I'd have probably freaked as well....you do have to be careful for her to not end up with a fungal infection under the nail...that can be an even worse thing for her to deal with for the rest of her life.
I would suggest she go to the doctor/hospital or wherever to make sure there's nothing else going on...
Maybe an antifungal cream should also be used once in a while....
I feel her pain.
Keep us posted.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!