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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Why is my big toe nail black?

Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group. If you did not injure it you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Big toe turning blue?

Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Thickening toe nails?

Thickening toe nails?

Maybe fungus?: When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time. There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Why the the big toe nail turn black?

Dried blood: almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off ...Read more

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Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the nail which would need attention. ...Read more

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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...Read more

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Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Broken toe nails: Usually grow back. If you are experiencing problems would encourage you to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes toe nail fungus?

What causes toe nail fungus?

See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read more

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My big toe and next toe are numb?

Could be: Could be many things such as nerve impingement, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerve compression, side effects from medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Loss of toenail lost big toe nail for no reason

Loss of toenail lost big toe nail for no reason

Well, : Well, like with most belief systems, just because we can't give a logical explanation doesn't mean there is no reason. We just don't know the reason! sometimes, this happens for no "apparent" reason. Chances are, there is already a new nail growing there already. If you have no pain, there is nothing to do. Of course, you can always put the nail under your pillow, and the toenail fairy will come and leave you a dollar. And let me tell you, she is one ugly chick. Not cute, like the tooth fairly. ...Read more

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Bunion; second tip of toe is numb and nail is dark?

Shoes,long toes: is your shoe probably too short. You could have a long toe. The darkened toe could be due to repetitive trauma see a specialist ...Read more

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How does one get rid of toe nail fungus on big toes?

Many ways: There are many other topical treatments that may me effective, as well as oral antifungals or laser treatment. ...Read more

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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw  a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Toe infection: Yes. This is an infection, and it can be from an ingrown nail. Clean the toe. Soak it in sitz bath and see your doctor soon for antibiotics. Wear looser shoes to avoid pressure on the wound. ...Read more

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