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Why Are My Toenails Turning Black
What would be the reason for my toenails to be turning black. They are also becoming hollow underneath. What should I do?
Blood but you need : To have it checked to make sure its blood and nothing else. ...Read more
My husband, on pradax for af, is experiencing painful calves and toenails turning black. What's happening?
Pradaxa: These are not normal side effects according to their literature. Tiredness is listed . Either way , see your prescribing physician asap . Good luck. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: Home remedies for nail fungus include: vick's vaporub listerine mouthwash tea tree oil they might help the appearance a little, but usually does not cure the infection. On the plus side they are cheap, and will cause no harm. It can also be a bruised toenail, which if painless usually fade in time. If painful it might be a hematoma that needs podiatric treatment. If all fails, see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a black line across both big toenails almost like it was broke then grew back together what could it be?
Both big toenails discoloured, blue looking; right one particularly looks as though black streak in it. Slight pain but nothing major. What to do?
Microtrauma: It sounds like your toenails are hitting the end of your shoe. This usually happens if the toe box is either too small (toe is pressed up against the end) or too large (foot is sliding around and the toe is hitting the end). This is very common in runners--it can lead to either thickening of the nail, or it may eventually turn black and fall off--a new nail will grow in within a year. ...Read more
The nail lifted: From either fungus or an accumulation of blood klnown as a subungual hematoma. Your choices are too leave alone if not painful or see a podiatrist who will give you option of removing the nail and allowing a new one to grow back. This is sometimes done as the current nail may be deformed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruise: Normally it is dry blood from the nail having been traumatized (injured). The important thing is the area of discoloration should grow out as the nail grows out. If it does not grow out with the nail have it checked. It can take up to 9 months for it to grow all the way to the tip of the nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid more trauma: Assuming you mean the typical "black nail" which develops from either direct or repetative low grade trauma(ie: toe banging up against tip of shoe in runners), the "black" needs to grow out. If more trauma or pressure can be avoided, the color will grow out as the nail grows. This may take many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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