V-shape in toenail

I have a section that is white and kind of shaped like a V toward the end of my toenail. It is hollow underneath it, and it is a little bit thicker than the rest of my toenail. I thought it was a fungus and asked the Dr. about it, but she said it looked like it had been hurt. She gave me Lamisil to try to see if it would clear it up. It didn't. It won't grow out with my nail either. It has been about a year now and I can't get it to clear up. Oh, my nails usually stay ingrown, if that has anything to do with it. I haven't had a professional pedicure. Can anyone help me figure out what it is?


there could be many causes for this on your toe. You doctor that gave you tramisil was wrong to do so. Yes in many cases this can help resolve the issue but I know a man that took this when he hurt his toe when it got bitten. His toe then swelled to such a size that he grew another one out the side of it.

with time I'd say your problem will disappear, with prayers and a little 'me' time

Good Luck

Do you remember injuring the nail on that toe in 'any' manner? Shoes that were too tight, bumping into a door/wall/furniture? Or could you have possibly gotten 'stuck' with something between the nail plate and the nail bed? If so, then the damage could be permanent. If not, it might be a yeast infection, in which case you might try applying a drop of vinegar twice daily into the area. Apply the vinegar for at least 3 months to see if there is a difference, and if there isn't, then I would have to agree with your Dcotor that it was caused by injury and not an infection.

I don't remember hurting it. It is possible though. I will try the vinegar. Thanks alot for the replies!
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