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Noticed purple line on toenails. Started spreading with pain. How to cure this?

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I have purple/grey horizontal lines in my big toenails. It started at the base & is now spreading, it's painful & part of my nail just lifted up one day. I might be diabetic.. Is this a bigger concern?
Posted Sun, 28 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 4 hours later
Hello dear,
Thanks for the query.
Horizontal lines in my big toenails,with lifting of nail and in addition you say you are diabetic, strongly suggest that it might be a fungal infection.
This condition is called as onychomycosis.
However it is usually painless, presence of pain suggests some mixed bacterial infection also.

You need a long term treatment with oral antifungals, and a short course of antibiotics.

Dont worry it is not a severe condition but you must not neglect it. XXXXXXX a dermatologist whenever you get time.

Get a blood sugar level done.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.

Thank you
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