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Avoid more trauma: Assuming you mean the typical "black nail" which develops from either direct or repetative low grade trauma(ie: toe banging up against tip of shoe in runners), the "black" needs to grow out. If more trauma or pressure can be avoided, the color will grow out as the nail grows. This may take many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few: Home remedies for nail fungus include: vick's vaporub listerine mouthwash tea tree oil they might help the appearance a little, but usually does not cure the infection. On the plus side they are cheap, and will cause no harm. It can also be a bruised toenail, which if painless usually fade in time. If painful it might be a hematoma that needs podiatric treatment. If all fails, see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi there, I have two black toenails for about 3 years, i thought the nail would just fall off but they haven't , what do I do..?
I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?
Bleeding under nail: Usually bleeding under a toenail will look very dark purple or black. It lasts until the nail grows out - usually several months. If there is a lot of pressure, pain, or throbbing, it can help to have a small opening made in the nail, over the black area, to let some of the blood out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My second toe looks like a “black toenail” it doesn’t hurt but it has been like that for years. I believe it happened after in HS I hurt it twice.
Podiatry: Best would be to see a podiatrist for an exam and recommendations. A black toenail should have resolved by now, regardless of cause. Nail or skin disease as well as recurrent microtrauma may have contributed. ...Read more
I have 2 black toenails and I have just noticed faint vertical lines on my index and 3rd finger on my right hand. What could this be? Thanks.
Embolic Phenomena?: What you are describing sounds like emboli distally. This can come from internal infection or vasculitis. Have U been recently pregnant? Do U take illicit drugs IV? Have U ever been told of a heart murmur? This needs a full W/U. OK to start with an internist, but it sounds like U may need a cardiac Sonogram. Any Lupus in the family? Please see Internist ASAP. ...Read more
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
Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!
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