A 44-year-old male asked:
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I'm not certain it's fungus. One toe nail developed a thicker ridge. I filled down the nail hoping to remove the problem area, but no luck.The nail has a white line surrounded by a darker, bruise like color.

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Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Podiatrist or ...: Could be fungus toe nail infection as suggested. Since self care has not been successful seeing a Foot Doctor, (Podiatrist) or the PCP might be a way to resolve the problem professionally.
Answered on Dec 6, 2019
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