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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a nor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
White spots on nails: Leuchnychia or white spots on the nails are very common.Most of the time these are caused by some past injury to the nails which you you do not rememb ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a nor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a nor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White spots on nails: 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nail ridges: The ridges can be caused by infections, rheumatoid arthritis or actual trauma to the nail bed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a nor ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Fungus: White spots can be the beginning of nail fungus or psoriasis or candida.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Leukonychia: In medical science white spots in fingernails are also known as ‘leukonychia punctata’ – which related to the presence of nucleated keratinocytes (con ... Read More

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