Our expert says:
If you took lamisil for 8 months and it didnt help then your derm is correct it isnt a fungus, however if you still are convinced the get a GOOD scraping done and have it sent to the lab for a fungal culture
Black nails can come from a mould in the nail and this is very difficult to treat
There may also be "freckles" in the nail bed and as the nail grows it picks up the melanin (a pigment in the skin) and this will give the nail dark stripes
I suggest you get anothe ropinion and if the derm is correct (and I have no reason to doubt him) then I suggest you go see a psychologist to gev you some coping skills to move beyond this as it neednt ruin your life
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