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I've got a couple black spots on my big toes I'm wondering

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I've got a couple black spots on my big toes I'm wondering if you have any idea what they would be.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.

Can you please upload picture?

Are they itchy,painful?

Duration of symptoms?

History of injury?

Thanks.

Waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I haven't hurt them they are underneath the toe nails no they are not itchy or painful
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for providing more information.

As per your description and picture suggests possible differential diagnosis like onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nail) and a traumatic blood blister or hemorrhage under the nail without unknown injury.

Your doctor can easily confirm the diagnosis with a simple test called nail clipping for fungal examination. The nail plate can also be sent for fungal culture.

Onychomycosis is best treated with oral antifungals like terbinafine and itraconazole and these require a prescription.

Any traumatic lesion should grow out with the nail and reach the free edge in a few months.

You should keep feet dry and clean.

Wear loose fitted shoes.

Avoid any friction.

Also use abzorb powder if you have excessive sweating and moisture in your feet.

See a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.

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