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Black toenail

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Smith
28 years experience Podiatry
Black Toenail : If it was caused by trauma bleeding under the nail leave the nail in place and allow a new nail to develop. I would have a podiatrist take a look at i ... Read More
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Black toenail: Have it examined, & treat the cause, such as trauma.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Avoid more trauma: Assuming you mean the typical "black nail" which develops from either direct or repetative low grade trauma(ie: toe banging up against tip of shoe in ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You need to trim the toenail back as far as possible. Soak the toe in hydrogen peroxide to loosen the debri on the nail bed. Start using a topical an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Approximately 1 year: Depending on how it was injured it may take up to 1 year for the nail to fully grow out.
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Time: Can take 3-6 months or more.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
4 to 6 months: Faster in younger patients and in warmer weather...Slower in older patients with less blood flow, in smokers and in colder weather. The nail may not ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
A few: Home remedies for nail fungus include: vick's vaporub listerine mouthwash tea tree oil they might help the appearance a little, but usually do ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
Black Toenails: Dark colored or black toenails can indicate a nail fungus infection or a sub ungual hematoma (blood deposit under the toenail). The worse scenario is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
16 years experience Podiatry
Conservative Care: How did it happen? Trauma, contusion, exercise are a few reasons that bleeding can occur under the nail. Epsom salt soaks can help. Watch red, hot, ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: By a podiatrist or dermatologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
What is causing it: Need to see a podiatrist to see what is causing it. It could be dry blood from micro trauma from you shoes or fungus or other skin pathological issue ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Go for it....: People have been taking off their own loose toenails for thousands of years. I see no reason why you can't do it as long as there are no health issues ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Get it checked!!: While this could be a fungal or bacterial infection, i'd be concerned about the possibility of a cancer, like a melanoma as the cause of the black app ... Read More
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