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Spots On Toenails
Purple spots on both big toenails after wearing heels last night. No pain nor swelling ( but both in the exact same place ). Will they go away ??
Nail trauma: These will slowly progress and fade as your nails grow out. They are likely related to trauma, as you suggest, as the changes are symmetrical. ...Read more
I've got two tiny dark spots under my big toenail, around it the nail is red and there's pain when pressure is applied, what could it be?
See the podiatrist: A bruise is the result of a blood blister under the nail plate which can lift the nail plate from the underlying bed. This could lead to toenail fungus. However, not all black spots are bruises or infections, like fungus. There is other growths that discolor the nails, including some cancers. To be safe, have a podiatrist examine your toenail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 small black spots at the base under my middle toenail. I don't recall banging it but was stepped on once. I don't know if it has grown?
Trauma: It is nit unusual for that discoloration to occur under a toenail that has been traumatized and it may last weeks. If you have more concern, consult a podiatrist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Fungus: Fungus in the nails can be very difficult to eradicate. Otc topicals work poorly. Prescription orals carry risks. Prescription topicals don't work all that well either. I do use a laser in my practice that - so far - is quite effective. Fungus spreads and waiting guarantees a more difficult road . See your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes nail fungus: Diabetes affects the whole body, especially the microcirculation. When circulation to feet is compromised, & especially if blood sugar isn't well controlled, fungus can infect nail bed & thrive. Topical treatments are little help. Oral antifungals work but take months & may irritate liver. A podiatrist can offer additional options. Prevention & glucose control are keys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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