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Discoloured nails treatment

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Discoloured nails are nails that are different in appearance due to various different reasons such as injury or disease.

What are discoloured nails?

Discolouration of the toenails is a problem which affects part or all of the nail in some cases making it appear abnormal and unsightly.

What are the causes of discoloured nails?

Nail discolouration is a common complaint in podiatry and in the majority of cases is of no concern. A nail can become discoloured due to various different factors including;

  • Bruising under the nail
  • Fungal nail
  • Poorly fitting footwear that causes damage to the nail
  • Certain medications
  • Nicotine in cigarettes

How are discoloured nails treated in podiatry?

The type of treatment used by a podiatrist to manage a case of discoloured nails will depend on the individual. Some patients will be advised to let the nail grow out and others will be offered treatments such as:

Discoloured nails can be an indication of certain conditions or infection and it is therefore important that the nail is assessed by a podiatrist who will advise the best course of action.

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