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Old 07-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Mold under toe?

Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I didn't see a mold or nail section.

I've noticed this mark, darker than my nail, that appears to be under my big toe nail. Like a stain. It started small, then grew to about a quater the size of my nail after a few weeks.

I was cleaning my toe nails, and I noticed that the tool I was using was able to go half way up under the nail... It almost looks like the toe will start to come off, at this rate!

Is there some kind of foot powder I can get for this? Ask if more information is needed, although that's about it. A doctors visit is really a last resort, I don't have insurance and don't have money either. But I don't want my toe nail to fall off.

 
Old 07-24-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: Mold under toe?

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Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I didn't see a mold or nail section.

I've noticed this mark, darker than my nail, that appears to be under my big toe nail. Like a stain. It started small, then grew to about a quater the size of my nail after a few weeks.

I was cleaning my toe nails, and I noticed that the tool I was using was able to go half way up under the nail... It almost looks like the toe will start to come off, at this rate!

Is there some kind of foot powder I can get for this? Ask if more information is needed, although that's about it. A doctors visit is really a last resort, I don't have insurance and don't have money either. But I don't want my toe nail to fall off.
IF YOU HURT YOUR TOE LATELY THEN IT IS OLD BLOOD AND THE TOENAIL WAS INJURED AND COMING OFF. IF YOU DIDN'T INJURE IT THEN YOU REALLY NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE LOOK AT THE SPOT.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Mold under toe?

Well I might have injured it, I work in contruction. Dropping things on my foot is normal. It looks like it might be old blood.

If the toe does come off, will it grow back? How long will it take if it does?

 
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Well I might have injured it, I work in contruction. Dropping things on my foot is normal. It looks like it might be old blood.

If the toe does come off, will it grow back? How long will it take if it does?
YHE TOENAIL COULD COME OFF OR JUST STAY AS IS. I WOULD JUST LEAVE IT ALONE UNLESS IT LOOKS INFECTED AND HURTS. YOU'LL BE FINE

 
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Re: Mold under toe?

If it does come off, you'll find you have a new short nail underneath, and it'll just grow out at the rate nails grow. It'll be fine, though while your nail is super-short you might want to be careful when barefoot.

 
Old 07-26-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Mold under toe?

If you believe you may have injured your toe by dropping something on it or it being hit on something, it's dried blood. It's called Runner's Toes or Black Toes / toenails. You bruised the nailpad and it bled, dried and now it looks black or dark brown. This has happened to me a few times in the past three years when I started walking a lot, and also I accidentally hit my big toe on a door while walking in sandals. If the nail looks like it's going to come off, you should let it come off. It'll grow back at the rate of a regular nail, which can take months. When the nail comes off, there will be a very thin membrane over the nail bed and the regular nail will start coming out short, like janewhite1 said. When my nails started lifting off, I gently pulled them off. Best to do this after a nice shower while your feet have been "soaking" or else soak your feet first.

 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot, I don't mind if it'll grow back.

 
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