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What To Do About My Black Toe Nail
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. ...Read more
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?
What could a small black and purple spot just above my pinky toe nail be? It appeared about 2 months ago and is not raised on the skin.
See a podiatrist: There are many things a black to purple spot can be. It could be a bruise, blood blister, a mole, or some other skin lesion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist. Either should be able to examine and make a determination as to whether the lesion should be biopsied, removed, or left alone.Ole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail fungus: There are 4 treatments for nail fungus but i commonly recommend to my patients: #1 topical cream and nail polish #2 removal of the nail #3 oral antifungal medication which can affect the liver and this should be taken into consideration prior to beginning treatment #4 laser nail treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 year old has complex partial seizures and when about 2 months ago she woke with this reddish and black big spot under her toe nail. I have photos?
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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