Black Toenail Treatment
Black toenail treatment is usually fairly safe. It is usually just some dry blood, but sometimes if can be dangerous.
- If it is a thick black line it may be dangerous, this can be a melanoma!
- But if it is a black spot under the nail, then it is most likely blood.
- This is most commonly due to injury or improper shoes during exercise.
- But don’t worry, it’s almost never dangerous.
Why Is My Toenail Black?
- The #1 cause for your toenail turning black is a subungual hematoma.
- This is simply blood underneath the toenail.
- This can happen in either a severe injury, or even just light painless rubbing during walking.
- It can be scary if it just appears for not reason, but usually tight shoes or new shoes can be to blame!
- Treatment involved mainly just getting a good pair of new shoes.
- I’ll show you how to do that!
- If the toenail is loose, don’t worry it will basically always grow back.
- But be warned, toenails grow back slow- up to 1 year sometimes!
Black Toenail Causes:
- The most common cause is an injury to the big toe.
- The second most common cause is a runners black toe.
- A runners black toe is due to constant rubbing in the shoe, this may even be painless!
- The third most common cause may be black toenail fungus.
- This may be a misconception, toenail fungus is almost always thick yellow toenails.
- The fourth most common cause is the most dangerous; A mole that may be suspicious.
- If you have a black mark or black line that has been there for months or years, make sure to analyze it!
- This could be black toenail melanoma.
Big Toenail Turning Black Symptoms:
- Black and blue toenail discoloration.
- Black toenail after running.
- Black line in toenail (consider black toenail melanoma).
- Black dot under toenail.
- Pain after black toenail injury.
- Possible bleeding from under the black toenails.
Black Toenail Treatment:
The most common causes of a toenail turning black are injury, runners black toenail, black toenail fungus and a black mark on toenail due to melanoma:
1)Black Toenail Injury:
- This is by far the most common cause of a black and blue toenail.
- This is usually obvious when it happens, because something falls or stubs your toe!
Black Toenail Injury Treatment:
- There is nothing really do here except wait for the toenail to grow back.
- It can take up to 1 year to have it grow back!
2) Black Toenail Running:
- A black runners toe is possible in two ways: long distances and improper shoes!
- It is usually some combination of both that leads to this type of toenail.
- Also consider this if you have black toenails on both feet.
Black Toenail Running Treatment:
- Use a Brannock device to measure your shoes.
- Make sure there is enough room at the big toe and the pinky toe.
- These two spots are the most important!
3) Black Toenail Fungus Treatment:
- Toenail fungus is usually yellow, thick and crumbly.
- But if you have thick black toenails, it may be a combination of both.
Black Toenail Fungus Treatment:
- There are many home remedies available for the treatment of black toenail fungus.
4)Black Line In Toenail:
- A black line in the toenail may be a melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
- But don’t worry, this is very rare.
- Most lines are not dangerous.
Black Line In Toenails Treatment:
Some things to consider:
- The thickness of the black line.
- Any extension from the toenail into the skin?
- Any toenail deformity?
- Any bleeding or non-uniform changes?