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What causes discoloration and thickness to toe nails?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fungal infection

Usually due to fungus of nails.

In brief: Fungal infection

Usually due to fungus of nails.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fungal infection

While a fungal infection is a likely cause of thickening and discoloration of toenails, there are several other possible causes.
These include: psoriasis, lichen planus, poor circulation, inherited or acquired nail dystophies, and others.

In brief: Fungal infection

While a fungal infection is a likely cause of thickening and discoloration of toenails, there are several other possible causes.
These include: psoriasis, lichen planus, poor circulation, inherited or acquired nail dystophies, and others.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities.

Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects.
You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities.

Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects.
You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Depends

I have seen many patients with nail thickening that do not have fungus.
.. however most people with fungus do have thicker nails! Check with a specialist for the best diagnosis and treatment!

In brief: Depends

I have seen many patients with nail thickening that do not have fungus.
.. however most people with fungus do have thicker nails! Check with a specialist for the best diagnosis and treatment!
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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