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Discolored 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
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 2 more doctor answers
For a few months my toe nails have been breaking off all most completey off with no pain at times I don't even notice it breaks off..What is causing it?
Not really: But its not harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
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