Abnormal looking Nail

My pinky nail in my right foot doesn’t look like the rest of my toe nails. Specifically, it is more yellowish in color, much thicker and its surface is not smooth.

I have had this for a while but didn’t think it was anything serious. However, lately it has been bugging me more and more and I would like to get this treated. Any idea what this could be? Thanks!

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. It is common to see nail dystrophic (thickness, discoloration) on the 5th toe nails. Often times this can be caused by a fungal infection, but not always. Due to the position of the 5th toe a callus type reaction can also happen to the nail which means that the nail will appear thick, short or may terminate the growth of the nail all together. To know for sure what is causing these changes in your nail, a biopsy can be done of the nail and it can be cultured for a fungus. I recommend seeing a Podiatrist to discuss these options. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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