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why is my toenail grey

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Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail fungus : If a toe nail had turned a grey color, it usually means there is a fungal infection of the nail. There are several medications that may treat the prob ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If this is the only issue you have, you may address it by painting the nail. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole gr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
All flannel aside.: Although there could be quite a few reasons for the toe to change to a grey color, I find that it happens when the nail becomes separated from the n ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: There are a few possibilities. It could be blood under the nail from trauma or a foreign body like a splinter. Please consult with your family physici ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Gray Nails: One possible cause of blue-gray nail discoloration is using the drug minocycline. This broad-spectrum antibiotic has been found to turn nails a light ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It may depend on what color your natural skin color is. Some dark skinned individuals have dark gray streaks in their toenails fingernails. However th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nail color: The blue gray color of his nails may be an indicator of poor circulation to his toes. Check with your doctor as to the status of your husbands circula ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Could be: Many things from toenail fungus to something more serious. See a podiatrist to get a small sample for a pathology report to see exactly what it is. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
36 years experience Podiatry
Nail: Don't dismiss this. Nail changes as you describe are often from shoe pressure and it is often from shoes with low toe box. The nails can have skin les ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mariam Amiri
27 years experience Podiatry
Truama or fungal nai: Discoloration may be due to fungal nail changes causing excessive sublingual debris vs trauma induced. For example certain activities may cause bleedi ... Read More

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