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Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?
White toe nail: The blood vessels under your nail in the nail bed is what gives your nails the pink color. The common cause of white nail is fungus or separation of the nail from the nail bed. Green/yellow discoloration is usually sign of an infection. I suggest you see a Podiatrist to have a fungal and bacterial culture done on the nail sample as well as to evaluate the nail to see if it is separated from bed ...Read more
Yesterday felt cold hands feet turned white toes turned blue felt weak and unbalanced what could it be can low potassium cause this symptoms thanks?
NO: Potassium levels (neither high nor low) do not cause cold feet or hands. Your symptoms cannot be determined with the information supplied. Ambient temperature, activity, insulation, state of hydration all play a role. Thyroid hormone level can be a factor. Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder in which hands and feet blanch and become cyanotic, numb, tingly, or painful when exposed to cold. ...Read more
I'm not sure if I have toe fngal infection or not as i've been applyin canestan twice daily for over a year bit still have some white spots on toe?
See physician: It needs to be determined for sure that this is a fungus as opposed to something else: ie, trauma, psoriasis or other condition. Affected portion of nail may need to be tested to help make diagnosis. If it is a fungus, there are different typed of topical and oral medication. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be mechanical: Many times this finding is secondary to mechanical irritation caused by adjacent toes rubbing together. Most commonly the 4th and 5th toes. As the toes contract (hammer), the bones in the toes shift slightly allowing the bone in adjacent toe to rub leading to callus formation. This can become quite painful. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athletes foot: You could be suffering from tinea pedis, more commonly known as Athlete's feet. Fungus, which is the cause of Athlete's feet, tend to grow in a dark, damp place which is the environment of a foot in a shoe. The feet perspire, and most people wear shoes sometimes in excess of 8-10 hours a day. This allows ample time for any fungus to grow and infect the foot, especially between the toes. ...Read more
There is a hard white growth under my toe. It has been there for over a month now and itches really bad, what could it be? And how should I treat it?
Raynaud's : Raynauds syndrome can be isolated or part of an underlying autoimmune disease. Raynauds syndrome is when the blood vessels in your hands and feet go into spasm.(vasospasm). This causes a decrease in blood flow and reduced oxygen in the area. The reduction in oxygen causes the color in your feet and hands to turn white, then blue and finally red once the blow flow has returned to the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer