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Odd Toenail Discoloration.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 26, 2008
  • 11:30 PM

I am a 36 year old male with no known health issues, other than having had approximately 7 kidney stones within the last 8 or so years and I am a smoker and could use a bit more exercise.

My problem began a few days ago when I was showering, I noticed that both of my large toenails seemed to be a slightly pale bluish/purplish color. I initially thought they were stained by something, but not quite sure what. So, I washed them several more times and the color remained. Later that evening, I scrubbed my nails and used a file over the top of them and I also clipped my toenails and the clippings themselves were the same bluish/purplish color.

Since then, I have noticed that the color of my two large toenails appears to be a very pale, "frosted", whitish color with a blue tint. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I have looked all over the net but found very little.

I have read about Cyanosis and Raynaud disease, but only my two toenails are affected, not any skin surrounding my nails, or anywhere else on my body. I also read about toenail fungus, but haven't found anything about toenail fungi appearing a purplish or bluish color. Also, the toenail clippings themselves were bluish, leading me to believe it may be my actual toenails and not the nail bed.

Any ideas?!?!?

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  • I am a 36 year old male with no known health issues, other than having had approximately 7 kidney stones within the last 8 or so years and I am a smoker and could use a bit more exercise.My problem began a few days ago when I was showering, I noticed that both of my large toenails seemed to be a slightly pale bluish/purplish color. I initially thought they were stained by something, but not quite sure what. So, I washed them several more times and the color remained. Later that evening, I scrubbed my nails and used a file over the top of them and I also clipped my toenails and the clippings themselves were the same bluish/purplish color. Since then, I have noticed that the color of my two large toenails appears to be a very pale, "frosted", whitish color with a blue tint. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I have looked all over the net but found very little. I have read about Cyanosis and Raynaud disease, but only my two toenails are affected, not any skin surrounding my nails, or anywhere else on my body. I also read about toenail fungus, but haven't found anything about toenail fungi appearing a purplish or bluish color. Also, the toenail clippings themselves were bluish, leading me to believe it may be my actual toenails and not the nail bed. Any ideas?!?!? is it possible that it's dye from your shoes?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2009
    • 03:08 AM
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  • I am a 36 year old male with no known health issues, other than having had approximately 7 kidney stones within the last 8 or so years and I am a smoker and could use a bit more exercise.My problem began a few days ago when I was showering, I noticed that both of my large toenails seemed to be a slightly pale bluish/purplish color. I initially thought they were stained by something, but not quite sure what. So, I washed them several more times and the color remained. Later that evening, I scrubbed my nails and used a file over the top of them and I also clipped my toenails and the clippings themselves were the same bluish/purplish color. Since then, I have noticed that the color of my two large toenails appears to be a very pale, "frosted", whitish color with a blue tint. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I have looked all over the net but found very little. I have read about Cyanosis and Raynaud disease, but only my two toenails are affected, not any skin surrounding my nails, or anywhere else on my body. I also read about toenail fungus, but haven't found anything about toenail fungi appearing a purplish or bluish color. Also, the toenail clippings themselves were bluish, leading me to believe it may be my actual toenails and not the nail bed. Any ideas?!?!? Thank you so much for your post.__________________Watch Prince Of Persia Online Free
    helenk579 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, Many of the people living in some other cultures may not really wear shoes even for work. In these cultures, the risk of nail fungus seems to be less and here is also a lesser incidence of this disease and this is the reason for people to surmise that nail fungus occurs in people who wear shoes. Because i am also faced this same problem before days. Now i used zetaclear.
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    brickman18 1 Replies
    • December 16, 2010
    • 02:51 AM
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