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Why Is My Toenail Grey
Gray Nails: One possible cause of blue-gray nail discoloration is using the drug minocycline. This broad-spectrum antibiotic has been found to turn nails a light blue-gray color. However, there are many other causes of nail discoloration as well, including fungal infection, chronic diseases and the use of various medications. Contact your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail color: The blue gray color of his nails may be an indicator of poor circulation to his toes. Check with your doctor as to the status of your husbands circulation. ...Read more
Discolored toenail: You should see a dermatologist. The doctor will evaluate the type of coloration. Is it related to a medicine that you take (usually several nails). Is it a surface pigment from socks that rub with a shoe on only one toe? Is it a sport injury such as joggers toe with subtle bruising, or is it a pigmented streak underneath the nail that can be a serious problem. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible hematoma: You may have an injury under the toenail which is causing the pain but has also created a blood blister (hematoma) under the nail plate. If the nail isn't already loose, you can see a podiatrist who could help drain the nail and/or avulse (remove) it safely as well as examined for an injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All flannel aside.: Although there could be quite a few reasons for the toe to change to a grey color, I find that it happens when the nail becomes separated from the nail bed. Air gets under the nail and a grey or grey white color is seen. To remove all doubt, you need to consult with a specialist. ...Read more
Ever since work, my toenail (or skin under the nail) has turned a light grey and has been painful, should I be worried?
Podiatry: Encourage podiatric evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toenails are a grey black what does it mean and touching the toenails hurt i also have light streaks down my index finger?
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