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My Toddler Stubbed His Toe Now His Toe Nail Turned Black
No: See a foot doc or a dermatologist it is not normal.
A drawer fell on my big toe and now underneath the toe nail is blackish blueish, what should I do?
It depends: What you describe is a black toenail or subungal hematoma. This can be extremely painful and there can be pressure under the nail from continued bleeding. Most of the time the pain and throbbing improves with rest & ice. The discoloration improves with time as the blood stained nail grows out. However, if the pressure/pain continues or gets worse the hematoma must be drained by a doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.
Hematoma: It sounds like a subungual hematoma. This happens usually from injury from injury to toe. Reddish blue is most likely active bleeding and black is old. The green is concerning. It should be evaluated for healing/infection. There are some bacteria that turn things green so you should see a podiatrist to evaluate. Healing bruises also turn many colors. The bruise has to grow out.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a black toe nail from running (3 weeks ago) it stopped hurting (remained black) so I ran again but now its back and my race is in 2 weeks! Help?!
A small black dot on the side of big toe nail near the bed. About the size of the letter "o". No pain. Now another appearing. What could it be?
I experienced black spots on my toenails a few weeks ago, and just now noticing my toe nail is coming off, and has gross stuff underneath it.?
Be seen: Multiple potential causes, probably among the more common is a fungal infection. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
My toe nail has been black and blue now for a month. Walked a lot and the nail felt bruised at the beginning. Doesn't hurt now. Is that bad? Old blood?
1year ago my big toe nail got ripped out from dancing (stuck between floorboards) and gp said to give it time and now the cuticle is black and no nail?
MIA: You should have a nail back by now. It should have regenerated within 9 -12 months. You should have nice pink skin there now. For the blackness and the no growth, consult your local area podiatrist.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a black spot on the side of my big toe nail. I got a nail fungus a few years ago at a salon.... Tried topical and even pills... Now this spot?
About a month ago half my toe nail turned black. It hasn't gone away or even lessened. What's the cause and how to get back to normal color?
Dry blood: It is very common to have bleeding under the toenail without an injury. Everyday walking causes pressure from the toenail hitting the shoe, which can cause tearing of the nail plate from the nail bed which will make the nail look black. In most cases this is self-limiting. However rarely this can be melanoma And needs to be evaluated.
See a podiatrist: You are risking a potential infection from the injury.
UNKNOWN TRAUMA: Sometime there may be trauma you did not remember. If it is only an isolated one toe, you need not worry. Make sure it is not from ill fitting tight shoes other causes are fungal infection, common in immunocomprised patient and diabetics. Rare cause is melanoma.See 1 more doctor answer
Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: If you injured the toenail and it is now black, it is probabley from blood under the toenail. If it is painful, you should have the blood drained. It should be looked at by a podiatrist to determine what to do.See 1 more doctor answer
Toenail off: If your toenail is coming off, it's better to have it trimmed off the loose edges. It should grow back normally at your age and relatively healthy condition. If it's too painful or you're uncomfortable with self trimming, see your doctor for a referral to your foot doctor. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a toe nail that is rotten & black & the nail is coming off, what could be the cause?
Most likely Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection of the toenail. There are various treatment options. Topicals don't work well, but may if you are aggressive with treatment. Oral medication may be needed. This conditiion may be caused by repetitive trauma. Have him see your local podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. Dr l.See 2 more doctor answers
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