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Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

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Dr. Michael Wynn answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction ( which gives it the pinkish color )....As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent.

Answered Feb 27, 2016

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Dr. Steven Frydman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Pink color is the skin under the nail..When they get longer they are not attached look white.

Answered Mar 11, 2016

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