A 40-year-old member asked:
what should i do with a black toenail?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Frank Smith answered
28 years experience Podiatry
Black Toenail : If it was caused by trauma bleeding under the nail leave the nail in place and allow a new nail to develop. I would have a podiatrist take a look at it if it’s painful or doesn’t clear as the new nail grows.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges answered
22 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Black toenail: Have it examined, & treat the cause, such as trauma.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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