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My toenail turned really white. Doesn't itch, no pain. What should I do about it?

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In brief: Fungus

You may have the beginning of a fungus.
See a podiatrist for exam and testing of the toenail.

In brief: Fungus

You may have the beginning of a fungus.
See a podiatrist for exam and testing of the toenail.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Onychomycosis

White superficial onychomycosis (wso) is a fungus which grows on the surface of the nail plate, turning the nail plate opaque and milky white in color. Some forms of the wso infection may well result in opaque whitish-yellowish and at times brown patches on the nail plate.

In brief: Onychomycosis

White superficial onychomycosis (wso) is a fungus which grows on the surface of the nail plate, turning the nail plate opaque and milky white in color. Some forms of the wso infection may well result in opaque whitish-yellowish and at times brown patches on the nail plate.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Injury or fungus

If you stubbed your toe, or somebody stomped on it, that will do it.
If not, the most likely cause is a nail fungus. A dermatologist can do a KOH scraping to see if a fungus is present. Topical antifungals do not cure nail fungus infections - you'll need an oral antifungal like terbinafine or ketoconazole.

In brief: Injury or fungus

If you stubbed your toe, or somebody stomped on it, that will do it.
If not, the most likely cause is a nail fungus. A dermatologist can do a KOH scraping to see if a fungus is present. Topical antifungals do not cure nail fungus infections - you'll need an oral antifungal like terbinafine or ketoconazole.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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