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I have a toenail that is thick dark and stings, No and none,

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Hello I have a toenail that is thick dark and stings
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No and none
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: nope
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Thank you for contacting Just Answer

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Could you provide a photo please?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
File attached (QT3PZ4S)
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No I can’t call
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’ve sent photos
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

How long has it been like this?

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Hello? Are you still there?

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

I am not sure you are still there as there is no response.

It appears fungal. I would suggest a nail clipping to confirm as some bacterial infections could cause this as well. I assume it has been like this for a long time.

Depending on the outcome of the nail samples, it is likely you would be offered a drug called Terbinafine to clear this up. It does take about 3 months to work.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Sorry my phone died
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It has been like this for a long time now
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Okay thanks, ***** ***** response above, likely fungal.