Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. What is the treatment for moles under the nails?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 15, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 29, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have moles under the nails of each of my big toes. They appeared over the last months, but I do not remember exactly when. The one on my left toe is a round dot in addition to a diagonal line next to it and that goes to the right edge of my nail, while the one on my right toe is just a round dot. The nails themselves are also somewhat cracked and do not look good. I am wondering if there could be cause for concern. I am sending a photo of my toe. Please help me.



Welcome to

  • Is there any pain? Any change in placement noticed as the nail grows?

Revert back with answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online -->

Thank you doctor,

There is no pain. I have not been observing the nails at all. Unfortunately, I only vaguely noticed these spots and did not worry about them until I read about toenail melanomas on the internet recently.



Welcome back to

  • At this stage nothing is needed (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all you need to differentiate nevus with a similar entity of hematoma.
  • So, mark the outer edge of that black area of the nail with a shaving blade and observe it for a few weeks.
  • If the marked outer edge has moved beyond the outer edge of the black area, then it is nevus, otherwise it is a hematoma.
  • The principle is as nail grows hematoma will also move with it, but nevus will remain in the same position.
  • Secondly, you are suffering from onychomycosis. I suggest you to apply Amorolfine nail lacquer three times in a week.
  • Also, I suggest capsule Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg twice daily for consecutive seven days in a month for three months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with their consent.
  • This is known as pulse dosing, taking medicine for 7 days and then a medicine free period of 21 days in a month.

For further information consult a dermatologist online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
Should I worry about my nevus spilus turning cancerous?

Hello doctor, I have speckled lentiginous nevi, also known as nevus spilus ...   Read full

There are pink spots in my scrotum. Is it a jock itch?

.. is intertrigo secondary to candida yeast infection. It is not a contagious disease. I suggest you start using Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg one capsule every day for 16 consecutive days. There are no food restrictions when you take this medicine...   Read full

I was left with a hole in the skull after hematoma evacuation. Is it safe?

.. piece of the skull bone could be cut and the hole in the bone was made. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no residual brain damage. Under these circumstances, I can explain your headache as follows...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

What medicine can help itching in the thighs and underarms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male. My weight is 75 kg. I am not having BP problems or diabetes. I am suffering from itching near the thighs and underarm area since last two months. I have taken Terbinafine 250 mg once daily and Luliconazole cream for six weeks. Since the last two to three days,...  Read Full »

How does a nevus look like?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to sauna I do not have goggles on to protect my eyes. Then there is exposure to heat. I have attached my reports. I would like to know is it a nevus? Should I worry about it? I appreciate your answers. Thanks.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for hematoma?

Query: Hi doctor,Before five months, I had surgery for thigh hematoma. Now, the same problem started again. It is increasing in size and painful. Also, there is swelling. Please see the photo attached here.  Read Full »

Also Read

Sinusitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Sinusitis is the infection of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Normally, the healthy sinuses are filled with ...  Read more»
Asthma and Its Rising Incidence
This article explains about asthma and its causes. It also focuses on the benefits of starting early treatment to lead a...  Read more»
Parkinson's Disease: Historical Aspects and Current Treatment Approaches
This article discusses the historical aspects of Parkinsonism and, the evidence based approaches currently available for...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.