Discoloration of nail beds - Doctor answers
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?
Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?
Unlikely: Without typical color changes in the finers, Raynauds is unlikely. Normal feet often will experience color changes in response to cold. ...Read more
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time (weekly). Good luck ...Read more
My toenail had a spit in the center of the nail bed. Upon removing nail polish it is a green stain on the nail. Please help! Thank you!
Possible fungal: Infection. Please get examined and treated with a prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more
Causes of brown nails include the following:
certain medications (doxorubicin, adriamycin, phenolphthalein, chloroquine)
chronic kidney disease
fungal nail infection
fungal nail infections - brown nails
silver salt poisoning
tinea unguium - brown nails
uremia. ...Read more
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
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.?
Trauma?: Did your daughter get hurt on the finger? It could be blood collection which looks like bluish greenish and painful. Get her checked up ...Read more
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
? symptoms: Could be flu or any other viral syndrome. The bluish discoloration is worrisome. You better get to a physician for a blood test ...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 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?
Not a concern: Unless this is associated with nailbed discoloration or pigmentation. In some instances, it may be an indication of vitamin deficiency such as vitamn b12, c, and d as well as hypothyroidism, anemia, iron deficiency or associated hypoxemic states with congenital heart disease. ...Read more
Hi I bumped my toe in January this year and half of my nail came off and grew back. The other half is now hard and has discoloration. What can I do?
Dystrophic nail: I would let the discolored thickened nail grow up the edge, it shocked the growth matrix when you hit it- hence growing poorly. Would trim as usual and have patience- should eventually after few rounds of trimming look near or like normal- this is best case scenario. Unless there are other factors stated. ...Read more
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
I have purplish discoloration under thumb nails only and only along cuticle. Hasn't changed in a month. Should I have this checked out?
Yes: You need to see a doc asap ...Read more
Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement. More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain
Trauma?: This sounds an injury (probably occurred 1-2 days earlier) which may not be noted by you since it is helped by NSAID. However if the problem fails to improve in another week, check with your doctor. ...Read more
My two big toe nails are not attached to the skin under from half to top. There's discoloration. I used Mycoster 8% but nothing changed. Any advice?
Most likely onychomy: Onychomycosis--a fungal infection of the nailbed. If this is the condition, it will continue to worsen. When it hits the nail growth plate, the nail will grow out thick and ugly. This condition may be treated with anti-fungal oral medication like griseofulvin, which is expensive and with potential adverse side-effects. Alternative: paint the nails with colorless tincture of iodine daily. ...Read more