A member asked:

When my gf was young her brother dropped a book on her toes and nw its black under the nail. how do you get rid of the blackness/purpleness ?

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Dr. William Dailey answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

If they are still black from childhood she needs to be checked.

Answered Dec 20, 2012



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Dr. David Laha answered

Specializes in Podiatry

It is not unusual to have the nail look black underneath after trauma. Many times the nail will fall off and a new one will grow out uneventfully. It should not stay black. Have it checked out. Dr l.

Answered Jun 30, 2013



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