Black toe nails.
I play soccer a lot and have noticed a thing that, my left and right foot has black toe nail. The nail does get removed after few weeks or days, however once a new nail does grow up the same thing happens. And the cycle continues. Wanted to see if it's common or should I be taking care of something or is there any way to get rid of it. *normally in soccer we prefer tight boots, and I oly wear it while playing.
Doctor Answers (1) on Black toe nails.
Fungal infection is becoming an increasing problem due to misdiagnosis and wrong treatment with OTC medications. They make the fungal infection a permanent problem though it may provide temporary relief. Please see a dermatologist as some extra medications are co-prescribed many a times to treat this complicated fungal infection. If needed a simple skin test can also be done to confirm the diagnosis. Till then use only over-the-counter anti-allergic medications to control itching. Personal hygiene should be good. Wear loose fitting clothes.
Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
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