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Dark Toe Nails
Runners Toe/Fungus: The two prime suspects here are runner's toe (aka black toe) and toenail fungus. Runners toe is a hematoma (blood blister) develops from repetitive micro-trauma (toe box of shoe is either too big or too small). Toenail fungus also frequently causes discoloration. See you podiatrist, they should have no trouble getting to the bottom of this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)
Not safe to guess.: Telling the difference between the two is not always as simple as following as bullet point list. Both of these conditions can vary in appearance from patient to patient. To reduce the chances of missing the diagnosis, several things are needed. A thorough examination, a precise history of the problem and most importantly, experience in recognizing what you are seeing. Have the examined and soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very faint black lines on my fingers multiple digits and a dark line on my toe nail both right and left ?
Itchy/painful big toe joint in warm water, in both legsflaky dark skin around second toe nail bed, in both legsuric acid :-ve , rf:-ve, esr: 35 1st hr ?
My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?
Loose nail...: I can't be sure, but it sounds as though the nail is loosely attached to the bed or not attached at all. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
I have dark orange coloration on my finger and toe nails. I dont wear nail paints too. Please advice.
Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?
Dark toenails: Dark lines in toenails of African Americans is often a result of genetics, but can also be triggered by chronic minor trauma, such as shoes as you have mentioned. Fungal infections of the toenails is usually characterized by yellowing, thickening and flaking. ...Read more
When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple.. what causes this?
Colored feet: I cannot tell you what caused this but I can tell you that you must have someone tack you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more
Have been taking Gris peg (griseofulvin) just for dark small toenail on left foot since Sept.Haven't seen progress.Is it an actual infection?Rest of toe nails are ok
Just noticed a light/dark brown color beneath my pinky toenail that takes up half of the nail. Also two moles have shown up on top of that foot.
BROWN TOENAIL+MOLES: BEST TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST FOR BOTH ISSUES. GOOD LUCK . . . ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Black toenails: Black toe nails most commonly refer to subungual hematomas (a bruise under the nail) from trauma. Other causes of black toenails--not from trauma-- could be from severe nail fungus (rare), or from a malignancy (melanoma) --also rare-. If several nails are affected, this suggests subungual hematomas, and can be caused by bumping your foot, by running, or even wearing tight shoes (w/ tight toebox). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer