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my toddler stubbed his toe now his toe nail turned black

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No : See a foot doc or a dermatologist it is not normal.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
It depends: What you describe is a black toenail or subungal hematoma. This can be extremely painful and there can be pressure under the nail from continued bleed ... Read More
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Nothing: If it is not painful it will grow out. However if the color disturbs you a doctor can makeva tiny hole in the nail to release the blood.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Xrays: Any crushing injury to the nail unit should be evaluated for fracture and depending on much involvement there is to the nail plate, this may need to b ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungal infection: It looks like you have fungal infection of the toenail. It requires long term (couple of months )of antifungal treatment since it is tough for the ant ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Lewis
20 years experience General Surgery
Hematoma: It sounds like a subungual hematoma . This happens usually from injury from injury to toe. Reddish blue is most likely active bleeding and black is o ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No pain: If stable nailed with no pain or swelling common injury with running. Monitor with ice elevation and possible wider toe box running shoe or orthotic.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Best to Check.: Whenever small black dots start appearing, it is best to have them looked at by an experienced physician. Often times, they are nothing more than bloo ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: Multiple potential causes, probably among the more common is a fungal infection. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatm ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a podiatrist.: Hard to tell from your description. Could be several things. Get it seen.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
A Slow Grow: It sounds like there is old blood trapped under the nail. This can happen during and/or after walking a lot. There is not much to do now but wait. Tim ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If ti was one year : Ago then it is plausible you damaged your matrix. This is the place where the naio grows out from. I doubt your nail is growing ever. A nail grows abo ... Read More

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