Top
10
Doctor insights on: Discolored Toenails

Share
1

1
How can I get help for discolored toenails?

How can I get help for discolored toenails?

See podiatrist: Or dermatologist. The question is what is the discoloration from. Sometimes, it is from a fungus but not always, sometimes it can be from bacteria under the toenail or from trauma. Sometimes, it can occur from dried blood under the toenail, or from nail polish. Once, a doc determines the etiology they can offer a treatment plan. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Beresh
340 doctors shared insights

Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


2

2
Any options for permanently discolored toenails?

Any options for permanently discolored toenails?

Many options: For fungus nail but first must prove it actually is a fungus. Your dr. Will take a small portion and send to pathology and if fungus there are many treatment options. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How do I treat discolored toenails discoloration noted under some of toenails...Not all...Tried OTC remedies but nothing helps?

How do I treat discolored toenails discoloration noted under some of toenails...Not all...Tried OTC remedies but nothing helps?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Fungus: Agreed - first be sure it is fungus . With a black light fungus will fluoresce. I use a laser with good success (80-85%). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
I know of a child who just turned 5 and weights about 90 lbs. His toenails are discolored is this a cause of diabetes?

Not neccesarily: The toenails may be discolored due to trauma from the shoes, or some type of fungus. This is not necessarily related to diabetes, especially for a 5 year old. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
How can I fix toenail discoloration fast?

How can I fix toenail discoloration fast?

If you need it: Real fast and your female consider just painting over. The question is what is the discoloration secondary to? Dried blood? Fungus? Until you get rid of it the discoloration won't go away.... ...Read more