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What do little patches of brown under toe nails, brown under eyes mean? Any ideas?

(18 Posts)
FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 25-Jul-09 21:32:12


FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 25-Jul-09 23:42:56

no one?

cornsillk Sat 25-Jul-09 23:46:09

Do you have both? Wats is on the fanjo wax thread - she'll know!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 25-Jul-09 23:47:56

Yes, little light brown spots under a couple of toe nails, brown rings under my eyes, mainly at night.


cornsillk Sat 25-Jul-09 23:49:30

Gosh I've never heard of that! Have you changed your diet?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 25-Jul-09 23:51:27

No, it's still the same.

cornsillk Sat 25-Jul-09 23:54:14

Reaction to the sun?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 25-Jul-09 23:55:39

Nope. It's the same every evening, I look like a panda. The spots under my nails are there all the time. Iron deficiency do you think?

watsthestory Sat 25-Jul-09 23:58:39

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cornsillk Sat 25-Jul-09 23:59:04

Possibly. How weird that it's worse at night.

cornsillk Sat 25-Jul-09 23:59:35

(I told you she was good)

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 26-Jul-09 00:00:26

No, they show up late afternoon, they are brown underneith and look sunken.

I have tried google, it comes up with weird and wacky things.

smile Thankyou both.

stings Sun 26-Jul-09 00:03:13

Dark rings under eyes I would assume congestion as wats said, usually caused by allergies. (I have them and it gets worse at night.) Toes, no clue

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 26-Jul-09 00:04:16


cornsillk Sun 26-Jul-09 00:05:21

Could the toe thing be something fungal like athletes foot?

watsthestory Sun 26-Jul-09 00:06:40

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FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 26-Jul-09 00:07:03

No, it's on two of them which are not close together (big toe and the 4th one), no flaking, not coming away, nothing abnormal, just a light brown spot underneith. Weird!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 26-Jul-09 00:07:52

smile Thankyou.

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