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Q. Are my dark nails normal?

Answered by
Dr. Sandeep Golla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 12, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 27, 2020

Hello doctor,

These are my nail picture. Are they normal? I think they are little dark. My mom says I had this kind of nails from childhood. I am physically active gymmer for last two years. I play cricket at the professional level. Just want to confirm and get peace of mind. I had full body blood test last year and all went alright. My hemoglobin is 16.

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I saw your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nails are absolutely normal with minimal pitting in few nails which is considered as normal physiological changes in many individuals and dryness in proximal nail folds in few nails, for which you can try Xerina moisturizer (Glycolic acid, Urea, etc.) twice daily after bath on affected nails. No further evaluation is required.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Thank you doctor,

I was getting scared that they are blue nail disease.

Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No. Excessive hemoglobin levels will cause tindal effect and will appear as blue or little bit violet hue. Do not worry.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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