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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple of things: This could be a fungus or even psoriasis. Who should be examined and have the nail tested.
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Not automatically: Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature. Have it examined to be sure of the diag ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Not always: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professiona ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Many: There are many causes. See dermatologist to discuss this.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Not automatically: Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature. Have it examined to be sure of the diag ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Fungus: You may have a fungus in your nails. You should see a podiatrist so they can examine, test & treat your nails.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple of things: This could be a fungus or even psoriasis. Who should be examined and have the nail tested.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Leukonychia: Leukonychia totalis is a whitening of the entire nail. This may be due to hypoalbuminaemia (low albumin), which is caused by the nephrotic syndrome (a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Leukonychia: Leukonychia is associate with nails that are white or milk spots on the nails. The most common reason is injury to the base of the nail.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Possible fungus: There is a special type of nail fungus called superficial white onychomycosis and it may be this. It responds readily to oral terbinafine.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Nail abnormalities: Your child's nail abnormalities are more likely related to his NF than to anything else. Nail dysmorphic and color changes are routine findings of neu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pulmonary hy : I t may be associated with anaemia and that could certainly give you pale nail beds
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Bronchitis: An infection like Sinusitis, Bronchitis or Pneumonia could cause your symptoms. Please get evaluated by your doctor if you feel your oxygen is low. I ... Read More
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