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Purple Big Toe Nail
I have two purple areas on left big toe nail and its partner. Present for months. Noticed after wearing tight boots. No pain just discolor.?
Could be a: Subungual hematoma or dried blood from the tight shoes. ...Read more
3 months ago I banged my big toe — lt turned purple but my toe nail did not fall off. Is there a risk of infection? Pic http://i. Imgur. Com/sx5nyoa. Jpg
Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!
My big toenail on my right foot is white. Why is this? It's just this nail. Fyi, my toes also go cold and purple when I sit down. What's my problem?
Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
Read below: If this is a cut, not athletes foot fungus, I would put a very thin layer of neosporin ointmen and a bandaid to the area 2 times per day. After the cut heals, put vaseline on the area for a few days to make sure it does not break open. If this is red, swollen or infected, please see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Can take : Up to a year for the big toe nail to grow out fully. Have you had bruise checked? If not, do so. ...Read more
May need a biopsy: To make the diagnosis and rule out any malignancy. ...Read more
Leukonychia: Possibly could be something called leukonychia. It's a harmless white discoloration of the nail caused by minor trauma to the nail during its development. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or dermatologist to be on the safe side as many diseases can cause nail changes. ...Read more
No: I sounds like you expeienced some bleeding under the toenail. It should grow out over a period. If it is painful it may need to be drained. ...Read more
My big toe along the left side of the nail is purple and has green crusty discharge. What's wrong with my toe?
Paronychia: The description suggests a Paronychia, which is an ingrown toenail injuring the adjacent tissue and causing pain and infection. Mild forms often respond to warm compresses and home care but you should have a physician evaluate your condition as you may need antibiotics and possibly removal of part of nail. SEE:http://wb.md/1MgC1Ee ...Read more
I have a friend who's big toe nail is about to come off. And she doesn't want anyone looking at her feet. What can I do to help?
Help without looking: I gather she will let you look! If it is almost off simlpy detach it where it is hanging and put on a bandaid if necessary. If it's not that simple just use a bandaid until it reaches that point or falls off. Seeing a podiatrist is probably her best bet. ...Read more
My friend feel on my big toe now it's yellowish. What will happen? Will my toe nail grow back on it's on without me pulling it off?
Slight orange discolouration of my left big toe nail. Read that it can be the 1st sign of serious health issues?!? What causes this?
Fungus: Early fungal infection of nail. It is easily treated. At your stage............. Change your shocks every day. After cleaning, iron your shocks. Blow 30 secs of hot air into your shoes every day ( hair dryer). The fungus grows in a dark and moist place.......like inside of your shoe. Hope you do not have Family hx diabetes. With these measures the nail will grow back healthy. ...Read more
Half my big toe nail separated from the skin. It is completely painless and discolored under the part I removed. It has an unpleasant odor?
I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?
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?
Best to Check.: Whenever small black dots start appearing, it is best to have them looked at by an experienced physician. Often times, they are nothing more than blood trapped under the skin, but to remove all doubt, check it out. ...Read more
Whenever I press the flesh at my big toe, there will be pain as it feels like the nails poking on my toe. Is it a symptom for in grown toenail?
Possibly: Is the pain alongside of the toenail? Is it red, swollen, warm? If that is the case then there is an infection associated with an ingrown nail. Otherwise, it may be just an ingrown toenail from a curved or wide nail plate. I recommend you see a local podiatrist who sees this on a daily basis. ...Read more
I have fungus on my big toe nail it's been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot I can't almost touch my toe, why is that?
For a month, the front of my big toe has been extremely sensitive. For two days, the front and side of my toe nail is visibly red. What should I do?
Find Help: Sounds like an ingrown nail that may becoming infected. I don't know why it occurred in the last 2 days, but too short or tight shoes may have made it worse. You need the side of the nail that is red removed, soaking in warm water with Epsom salts will help, possibly antibiotics needed if redness is not resolved in a few days. ...Read more
My big toe nail fell off from me stubbing my toe going on two months now looks like a new one growing is there anything I should put on it like cream?
No: If growing out normal with normal color no need to worry. Big toenail takes about a year to grow out. ...Read more
There r some small dips/uneven horizontal parts of my big toe nail. &slight pain/discomfort when pressed. All other nails feel normal. Is this serious?
BIG TOENAIL STRIPES:
IS IT ONLY ON ONE GREAT TOENAIL?
IF ITS ONLY ON THE GREAT TOENAIL IT IS PROBABLY A RESULT OF TRAUMA.
NEW SHOES, PERHAPS?
YOU SHOE MAY BE TOO TIGHT.
CHECK WITH A PODIATRIST. . . ...Read more