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what causes white spots on toenails

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Think nail fungus: What you are describing sounds consistent with a nail fungus, or onychomycosis. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to talk about your treatment option ... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
31 years experience Podiatry
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
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
22 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Warts: This sounds like plantar warts. See a podiatrist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy: sounds like an allergy to something he stepped on but clearly if it doesn't resolve please take him to dermatologisist
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Many answers: commonly Pityriasis alba can leave light spots on the face, but if lesions are truly white I am concerned about vitiligo. See a dermatologist for defi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
27 years experience Dermatology
Nail: Usually trauma to the nails.
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