if i have a black line on my toenail, who should i see to check it out? a dermatologist or a podiatrist?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Most likely to be-: -a bruise. If your shoes @ the end jam the big toe, or if you stump your toe the bruise shows up as a black line starting @ the base and gradually grows out with the nail. If this is it not 2 worry. For peace of mind, see your PCP 4 an eval.when you go in be sure all polish is removed from the nails of both feet!
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 23-year-old member asked:
What type of fibromatosis grows on top of the foot?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Possible desmoid?: Most fibromatoses of the foot occurs on the bottom (plantar) surface. There is a type of benign tumor that is very invasive called a desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor. I would be concerned that a lump on the top (dorsal) surface of the foot could be this, which is aggressive. A ganglion cyst is another possibility. See a doctor for possible imaging and biopsy.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?
6 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 50 years experience
Peeling effect: The cream should have chemical in inducing exfoliation/peeling effect. One of the standard is tretinoin/retinol.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Btown color on top of feet?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 19 years experience
Lesions: Brown discoloration on the skin can be a multiple of problems, best to have evaluated by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. If you are a diabetic, these are associated with use of metformin "leaking" iron in your bloodstream and skin. Otherwise, the possibility of melanoma exists.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old male asked:
How long do you need to stay off of a toe that has a spur but isnt broken?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends on a lot: Rest will not make a spur go away. Allevating the pressure on the toe which caused the spur to form is the key. If the area is inflammed and sore, rest may be helpful for a while. If the cause is not addressed, then the problem will return in a short time. The problem could be shoe pressure or pressure from another toe or another deformity.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
Feet fall asleep but not sure what to do?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
Wake them up: If this happens often, this means you have neuropathy and should be evaluated by a doctor. If it happens after sitting in a certain position it is occurring as a result of pressure neuropathy and you should not sit in that position or not for a long time.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 18, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.