Toenails are grey and turning into black

Patient

Q: My toenails are grey and turning into black. What should I do to make it normal again?

Doctor

A:   Black toenails could be caused due to trauma of the nail leading to the development of subungal hematoma or a fungal infection or onychomycosis. Black toenails are mostly harmless. However, if you may require to take oral anti-fungal drugs if a diagnosis of onychomycosis has been made.

Related Q&A

Q: I have spots/welts on the bottom of my foot and I want to know what they are and how to treat them. They are very itchy!

Q: I am 66 year old female. About 6 months ago I started coughing and feeling tickling down my throat which I assumed wa...

Q: Hi, i've had bumps on my two feet for years. They haven't bothered me, or caused any pain. They're not visible, but I...

Q: For the last two weeks ive been having a itch off and on my feet and hands.

Q: I have a real bad foot fungus and can't stand the odor what can i do?

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews