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Black Strip on nails

Hi I have black thick and thin strip running vertical throughout my fingeres of hand and foot. My brother has also the same problem. Is it any infection
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Dr. Sandeep Gupta
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Seems to be melanonychia Like mole on the face these are on nail
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Dr. Govind Suresh Mittal
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Greetings. What you have is something called melanonychia.. This is common in people of Indian or African origin / or in brown and darker skin types. However if it's very dark and only in a single nail, just see a qualified dermatologist for reassurance or you could alternatively send pics on follow up messaging. Hope this helps. Warm regards.
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