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What causes black toenail?

What causes black toenail?

Blood,fungus,other: The most common causes of black toenails are old blood from trauma and fungal infections. There are other dermatological and hematological causes, but they are not common. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What causes black and blue toenails?

What causes  black and blue toenails?

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 more

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What causes yellow scleras?

What causes yellow scleras?

Jaundice: High levels of bilirubin in the blood causes the sclera to turn yellow. This needs to be evaluated by a primary care physician. Could be from cancer. ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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What causes thick and brittle toe nails?

What causes thick and brittle toe nails?

Fungus: Fungus or trauma are two of the major causes. See a podiatrist and if needed a nail biopsy could make the definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes dark yellow urine?

What causes dark yellow urine?

Here are some...: Discerning urine color can be very subjective; so, get a formal urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine specimen to confirm your concern about dark yellow urine which may related with dehydration or certain disorders in liver or red blood cells or certain drugs like pyridium, (phenazopyridine) etc. If related with dehydration, in fact, dark yellow urine indicates you have good kidneys to concentrate urine ...Read more

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What causes yellow eyes?

What causes yellow eyes?

Yellow eyes: Jaundice resulting from liver disease can cause this. Far more common though is superficial pigmentation of the ocular tissues that appears yellow. This is very common in darker skinned individuals. This is usually benign and not treated. However, an evaluation by an eyemd is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes ingrown toenails?

What causes ingrown toenails?

Several things: Injury, improper cutting of toenails, tight shoes. ...Read more

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What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

What causes skin buildup under toe nails?

Fungus: You might have fungus. If your nails are curved or incurvated callus can build up in the nail grooves due to pressure. ...Read more

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What causes toe nail fungus?

What causes toe nail fungus?

See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read more

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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes of yellow eyes?

What causes of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: This is the buildup of bile pigments which is the result of liver or gall bladder disease. Incomplete excretion of these pigments stains the sclera yellow. With resolution of the problem, the white of the eye will return to normal. Good idea to see your gastroenterologist or primary care doctor soon! ...Read more

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Can nail polish be harmful? Turns my nails yellow.

Can nail polish be harmful? Turns my nails yellow.

No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more

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My feet are turning yellow out of no where. What causes yellow feet ?

My feet are turning yellow out of no where. What causes yellow feet 
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Insuff info: Do you mean the bottom of your feet? Maybe you are not washing well enough. Maybe they are calloused, callouses can turn yellow. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes dark lines under fingernails?

What causes dark lines under fingernails?

Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. I often see this in my oncology patient with certain chemotherapy. They well have lines in the nails. ...Read more

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Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.

Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.

Xanthelasma: Sounds like xanthelasma. This is benign, and can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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