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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
Fungal, Damage.: More than likely grey toenails are a consequence of either a fungal infection (microscopic mushroom) or the result of trauma to the nail (air under the nail). To remove all doubt have your toe examined by a specialist familiar with toenail infections and trauma. ...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
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
I have a toenail that was painful nd dark gray colored, i looked under it and discovered it wasnt attached to the nailbed and was brown, what do i do?
Truama or fungal nai: Discoloration may be due to fungal nail changes causing excessive sublingual debris vs trauma induced. For example certain activities may cause bleeding under the nail or dry blood. If in the tip and drains out it causes automatic desertion of the nail. If no sorrow ding redness or swelling it's not urgent but should be looked at. Likely cause usually fungal nail or trauma ...Read more
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