Our expert says:
Discolouration of a nail usually suggest possible damage to the nail through shoewear or trauma. Damage of a nail could lead to thickening of the nail, nail to lift off the nail bed or a deformed nail and nailbed. Damaged nails are also more prone to get infected with a fungus, a condition known as onychomycosis. It would be best if you consult with a podiatrist that can assess, diagnose and treat your toe. There are various treatments available to treat the nails. You can contact the Podiatry association of South Africa for your nearest podiatrist. www.podiatrist.co.za or 0861 100 249
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.