Consult Best Doctor Online

Download MFine App

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

First Consultation starting
₹249 ₹499

Melanonychia

All you need to know about Melanonychia

About

Blue or black lines on the nails is known as melanonychia.
Around 77% of the black population is affected by longitudinal melanonychia by 20 years of age and almost all individuals older than 50 years are affected. [1]
-Diagnosis requires a diagnostic exam and tests
- A biopsy may be required
Melanonychia may occur in the fingernails or toenails. It is in stripe form and usually goes from the bottom of the nail to the top and causes discoloration. In case of a dark complexion, such stripes are natural occurrences. Trauma, inflammatory disorders, fungal infections, and drugs are some of the causes of melanonychia.

Symptoms

Symptoms of melanonychia may include irregular brown pigmentation, more than two-thirds of the nail paint discolored, granular looking pigmentation, grey or back color along with the brown color and deformity of the nail.

Treatment

Self-care:
- Consume more nutrient-rich food: These include eggs, fish, and dark greens.
- Baking Soda: It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties
- Coconut Oil: It as antifungal properties and creates a barrier against moisture, thereby preventing bacteria and fungus to breed
- Lemon: Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Yogurt: Helps balance the bacteria in our body

Medications: The doctor may prescribe antibiotics or antifungal medications if the root cause is an infection.
Specialist: Melanonychia can also be a sign of other health issues and so it is necessary to consult a specialist. At mfine, you will find the help and treatment required.

7+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS

Physician

 Speaks: English, తెలుగు, हिन्दी, தமிழ்

12+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (Family Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, ಕನ್ನಡ

10+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు, தமிழ்

5+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी

10+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (Internal Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, తెలుగు, हिन्दी

41+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (Gen Med), MRCP

Physician

 Speaks: English, ಕನ್ನಡ, हिन्दी

20+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (Family Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, ಕನ್ನಡ

16+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (Geriatrics)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, मराठी, বাংলা

8+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB, IDCCM, PDFCCM

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు, ಕನ್ನಡ

35+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (Family Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, മലയാളം

8+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी

6+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు

20 + Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు

19+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు, ಕನ್ನಡ

8+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: తెలుగు, English, हिन्दी

14+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు

9+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (Int Med), Diploma in Diab...

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, मराठी

7+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, తెలుగు

10+ Years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, తెలుగు

16+ years exp ₹999 ₹399

MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Physician

 Speaks: English, हिन्दी, తెలుగు

View More on App

Top Hospitals on mfine

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App