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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have a black spot on the side of my big toe nail. i got a nail fungus a few years ago at a salon.... tried topical and even pills... now this spot?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Black spot: It may well be fungus again. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Differential : Diagnosis would include fungus, dried blood or worse case scenerio something serious like melanoma. It is more likely on of the first two but since melanoma is dangerous warrants it be checked out.
Last updated Apr 8, 2018


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