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How to cure my nail tips which turned black recently

By Anonymous May 21, 2015 - 8:01pm
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Is it melanoma? The skin over my nail is getting darker and is there any cure.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern about the recent changes in your fingernails.

It is imperative that you contact a dermatologist and schedule an appointment for evaluation.

Dark discoloration of the cuticle raises concern of melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells called melanocytes, which produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color.

Acral lentiginous melanoma is a rare form of melanoma that can occur under a fingernail or toenail. It can also be found on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. It's more common in blacks and in other people with darker skin pigment.


May 22, 2015 - 8:25am
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