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hello, I have some small striated , black lines in the upper part of my right and left toenail on my big toes, my right more than my left, my right toenail is really just one small spot and not a line.  in these areas, i did have some fungal growth.. I stated treating it with bleach a litl while ago and it pretty much seemed to cure it, although since then it seems like i have gotten more lines.  Although not much identifiable fungal growth.  I didnt start getting these lines til the fungal growth.  I guess Iam looking for insight on this.  Maybe they are splinter hemorrhages?  That is the only comparable thing i can think of, and do u get these characteristics from a fungal infection, or could this be a cause 4 concern of something else.. thanks
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Dear epiphone183,

Thanks for writing in.

Toe-nails are commonly affected in fungal infection with dermatophytes. This can manifest in the form of an altered color of nails, dystrophic nails, blackened broken nails or powdery white nails.
This is frequently accompanied by a fungal infection of toe web spaces and soles.

Treatment consists of oral and topical antifungal drugs like terbinafine. Fungal infections are definitely a possibility in your case, considering they were not treated properly earlier on.

Splinter hemorrhages can be a possibility with linear pigmented lines over nails. However, a detailed examination would be necessary to distinguish between these 2 conditions. I would suggest that you see your general physician for an examination and proper treatment.

Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.

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Best Regards,
Dr. Sudarshan
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oh, and the lines are vertical to the nail , just up in the corner
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