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What causes white spots on toenails

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification an... Read More

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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Eval needed: I hope that no doctor would try to provide you with a diagnosis based only on this information. As assessment is needed for an accurate diagnosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
See the podiatrist: A bruise is the result of a blood blister under the nail plate which can lift the nail plate from the underlying bed. This could lead to toenail fung... Read More
Dr. Todd Schafer
Podiatry 34 years experience
Third possibility?: In this case, the best thing to do is to take a biopsy. The thing i would be concerned most with, and this is a very small chance, is some sort of ski... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Sounds: Like it may be a form of fungus. However, because he is diabetic it would be prudent to have it examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 29 years experience
Nail: Usually trauma to the nails.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Dermatitis: Depigmentation can occur for many different reasons. A dermatologist would have to examine these to see what is going on and what is the likely cause... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
White Spots Nails: Difficult to answer without seeing these. It sounds as if it might be a harmless superficial fungous infection. Or, perhaps, from a nail cosmetic you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Leukonychia: Milk spots on nails are usually harmless & related to nail trauma (such as biting nails). Other causes can be Iron, zinc or protein deficiency, l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs... Read More