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myboysmom 06-04-2007 08:01 AM

dark spot on toenail?
 
Hello all! I really need some advice. I am scared as to what this might be! I have had a toenail fungus in 3 toes on my right foot for years. Well recently probably about a month ago I started using vinegar followed by tea tree oil on the nails. This seems to be working great. The new growth of the nails look clear. Before I started this my 2 little toes had tiny dark spots on the tips near the sides but this went completely away about a week after starting treatment. Well yesterday I was pushing back cuticle on one of my little toes and there is a tiny spot. It is dark but really tiny. It runs across not lengthwise. It really looks like when you have a splinter under you skin but its in the nail. It's very tiny but I just don't know what this is. It does not look like it extends all the way back under my cuticle if that makes any since just a spot. It is almost like a brown color I guess not a super dark black. I am so afraid of this. I am only 31 years old and I am caucasion if that matters. No history of health problems other than the fungus. No family history of cancer. Please someone help me before I worry myself sick. I did schedule an appointment with my doctor but I could not get in for 2 weeks. Also I have been messing with these nails alot trying to push back overgrown cuticle that was due to the fungus so I'm sure I probably irritated them some what. I have been using a toothpick to clean under the nail and aroun cuticle. When I look closely under a microscope it looks there is a teeny tiny hole in it . Now I may have done this when I was trying to figure out what this was because I picked at it alot. Please someone help me!

myboysmom 06-04-2007 06:13 PM

Re: dark spot on toenail?
 
Can Someone Please Help?


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