A 21-year-old member asked:
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what would be the reason for my toenails to be turning black. they are also becoming hollow underneath. what should i do?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Onychomycosis: Depending on your age it could be fungus on the toenail. You should see your doctor who could get a scraping and send it to the lab to be analyzed.
Answered on May 10, 2017
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Toenails: You probably have a fungus in your toemails. Many therapies are out there but soaking them in vineger twice a day and using some tinactin (tolnaftate) spray may help.
Answered on May 20, 2015
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Fungus: Is the most likely cause. I suggest you see a podiatrist.
Answered on Sep 10, 2012

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