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Why are my toenails discolored?

Healthy toenails have a clear and partially translucent color which is an indication of a healthy body. Often, one of the first symptoms of an underlying illness is discolored nails. Toenail discoloration is also known as chromonychia and can have many causes. These range from minor injuries to potentially serious health conditions. The discoloration can appear yellow, green, blue, purple, or black. Causes of toenail discoloration Nail fungus or onychomycosis Toe nail fungus can make your toe nails become yellow, reddish brown, green, or black. If left untreated, the infection will spread, and the discolored area will get larger. Some common causes of nail fungus are sweaty and damp feet, walking barefoot, cuts or scraps near the nail, and improper foot hygiene. Injuries Trauma to the nail like stubbing the foot or dropping heavy objects on it can cause a subungual hematoma which leads to a red or purple discoloration. Improper shoes Tight-fitting shoes can stop blood cir

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