Fingernails detaching from nail bed

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In onychomycosis(nail fungal infection) nail plate can have a thickened, yellow, or black appearance. The nails can become rough and crumbly, or can separate from the nail bed. Topical and oral antifungals are needed which are available under prescription. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get a KOH examination of the nail and skin specimen done to confirm the diagnosis.
My big toe nails became really thick and clawed and were getting infections under the nail so I had them removed and the nail bed destroyed to prevent further infections. I have read of cases where people developed thyroid problems along with YNS. I suddenly developed hypothyroidism in August 2010 but didn’t link it until recently.
Sometimes, it relieves the pain to soak the affected tips in water, squeeze the tips of my fingers, or pull the finger tips back a little from the nail. Has anyone else experienced any of these symptoms? I don't know if it has anything to do with EK. Please let me know...***@****. Thanks.