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I can understand your concern.
Well a gray toenail could indicate a few different things.
It is possible that the nail bed is not getting enough circulation. If that is the case, then the cause of this needs to be determined.
It could be related with a fungal, although typically fungal nail infections appear yellow or white, sometimes the nail may appear darkened which may appear gray.
Your doctor can take a scraping from the toenail to look under the microscope or grow in the lab to determine if this is fungal, bacterial or psoriasis.
If the cause is fungal then there are several things to consider.
First one will need to eliminate the circumstances that make it easy for fungal infections (dark, moist areas) by exposing the foot to air and light as much as possible.
There are several medications that can be used depending on the type of fungal or other infection found. Oral anti-fungal medications can have uncomfortable side effects. Sometimes a topical medication may be tried first. In extreme cases surgery is needed to remove the fungus.
You would need medications like- Fluconazole griseofulvin, terbinafine, and itraconazole.
You would also need Topical medications.
You can use this home remedy-
You can mix one part vinegar to 2 parts warm water and soak your feet 15 to 20 minutes daily.
You should be careful to rinse well and dry well after this.
Some people have found the product called "Tea Tree Oil" helpful for treatment and prevention of toenail fungus.
Please use above measures, and see your doctor.
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