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Brown Discoloration Of Nails
Brown Nails: Causes of brown nails include the following: addison's disease arsenic poisoning certain medications (doxorubicin, adriamycin, phenolphthalein, chloroquine) chronic kidney disease fungal nail infection fungal nail infections - brown nails mercury poisoning psoriasis silver salt poisoning smoking tetracycline therapy tinea tinea unguium - brown nails uremia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be many things: Lines of pigment in the nails are often seen in individuals who have darker pigmentation, such as african american or darker latin individuals. Discoloration can also be due to trauma, or in less frequent cases, from a form of skin cancer called melanoma. I suggest you have a dermatologist (if on hands or feet) or podiatrist (if on the foot), take a look and evaluate it to rule out melanoma. ...Read more
I have a vertical crease on my thumbnail which has a 1/16 inch size brown spot near the top of it. This discoloration sound right for a nail crease?
My newborn of 8weeks has a thumb nail that is split half way down his thumb nail and brown discoloration. It looks like it's grown funny? What is it??
The most likely : cause would be unrecognized trauma, especially if it appeared recently. Brown discoloration is usually from bleeding under the nail. Show it to his pediatrician at his 2-month health maintenance visit, just to make sure it's not from something more serious. You may want to photograph the lesion every couple of weeks so his doctor can monitor its healing over the next few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?
A few months: Basically you have to wait until all of the discolored nail is replaced by the new nail . The nail will grow about 3 mm per month. So to grow a new nail- will take about 4-6 months. ...Read more
My daughter developed a greenish discoloration at the edge of the nail of her pinky, it has grown in size over the last four days and is painful now.
An injury: Pl see attached for a good review of nail conditions. You can either go to your GP or a podiatrist, whoever can get you in quickly to relive pain. ...Read more
My thumbnail is discolored. It started last year when a needle went undr my nail. Now almost half of it has an ecru-like discoloration. Possible isue?
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