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Pain on nail beds during chemo

Hi, I'm Renee

I’m having some pain on my nail beds during chemo. No tingling sensation just remember pain. Has anyone experience this?

  • Post #1
  • Sat Nov 2, 2019
Hi, I'm Deborah M.

I had breast cancer 2 years ago and had 4 chemo treatments. I do remember the pain in my nails. It started after the 3rd treatment. Some of my nails had a line through the middle and really painful.

  • Post #2
  • Sun Nov 3, 2019
Hi, I'm Blaster

Years ago I had chemo (Adriamycin and Cytoxin).. All of my fingernails pulled away from the quick. I don’t recall what meds I used to get them to heal back to normal. That was 38 years ago and my nails still have numerous strange lines on them. Of course, everyone is different. Good luck!

  • Post #3
  • Mon Nov 11, 2019
Hi, I'm Joanna Bayer

I’ve been 2 years post chemo and still having trouble with my nails. Like the others, I did have pain with my nail beds, and lost most nails during chemo. Since then, I’ve slowly been growing them back out, but lots of ridges (in some cases, they go through the depth of the nail), and chipping (nail depth split into layers to stuff off). The nail difficulty was probably the biggest problem with my toes. I could wear gloves and be careful with my hands, but the pressure of walking, created a lot pain in my toes. I still have one toe nail that is buckled up in the center and very painful. I did have Knox gelatin at least once a day, and that seemed to have a positive effect.
Best of luck with yours

  • Post #4
  • Fri Nov 15, 2019
Hi, I'm Ruth A P.

My dietician at my cancer center suggested a supplement for Nails, Hair and Skin to help with my nails that were damaged by chemo.
This supplement has helped my nails become stronger since the chemo,(1 year out). Check with your doctor to see if this could help you. My 2 big toe nails are the worst. Lost both nails to chemo, are growing back but very slowly and can have pain when wearing shoes.
God bless everyone fighting this cancer.

Ruth

  • Post #5
  • Sat Nov 16, 2019
I'm Eddie, and I'm a survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

I have AML in remission. After Chemo I had some indentations (valleys) on my fingernails but no pain.
My Dr. told me that its normal for this to happen.
She was correct….these indentations grew out and my nails are normal.

  • Post #6
  • Sun Nov 17, 2019
Hi, I'm PATRICIA A P.

My nails were weak but are now growing back very hard and curling at the edges, the edges cut into the skin , causing my fingers to bleed. I have tried cutting the edges back after soaking them but it is very painful to touch anything with the affected fingers. I read on a website that it might be caused by a vitamin deficiency. My eyelashes have not grown back

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  • Sun Nov 17, 2019
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  • Post #8
  • Thu Nov 21, 2019
Hi, I'm Joan C.

Since beginning chemo my finger tips have begun splitting from dryness. It is painful to type or use my fingertips. I’ve been using clobetazol on my fingertips then bandaging them during the day to make sure the oinment stays in place. At night i eave them to the air. Has anyone else experienced this? If so what are you doing to help keep your fingertips skin from splitting? Thanks!

  • Post #9
  • Sat Nov 23, 2019
Hi, I'm PAMELA K.

I am 10 years post double mastectomy and chemo, no radiation. My two big toes do hurt in shoes. My left toenail lifted and my podiatrist cut it all the way back. It has grown back but very rounded and it does hurt in some shoes. The other toes on my Feet are growing up and sideways! Not the prettiest feet, but at least they didn’t all fall off. Best of luck to you with your pain. The only thing that makes them feel better is when I take my shoes off after I get home from work and soak them in warm water.

  • Post #10
  • Sat Nov 23, 2019

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