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Black Line On Toenail Causes
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemical burn...: or dried blood from the procedure is the most likely culprit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ingrown toenails cause high cholesterol? I have had them taken out 9 times even black stuff put in now i just do it myself as much as i can
NO: You need a podiatrist and a physician. If you have high cholesterol----high ldl----you need to define the meaning of it. You may benefit from exercise and diet. You can save your money and throw away the cod liver oil and the coconut oil. Get a podiatrist to help with toenails. There is no connection between the nails and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of vertical black lines in finger and toenails? I had a nurse tell me it could mean heart problems but after listening to my heart said it sounded normal.
I'm 37, black and a weightlifter. I hurt my big toenail last year. It fell off. Now, i saw 2 or 3 faint streaks in the part growing back. Is there any cause for concern?
Probably not: Discoloration of a nail after trauma isn't unusual. As long as the mark moves and is replaced by clear nail, it generally isn't a concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has a toe nail that is rotten & black & the nail is coming off , what could be the cause ?
Most likely Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection of the toenail. There are various treatment options. Topicals don't work well, but may if you are aggressive with treatment. Oral medication may be needed. This conditiion may be caused by repetitive trauma. Have him see your local podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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