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A 61-year-old female asked:

What are whte spots under fingernails? i am 61 years old taking aspirn and nitroderm patches. 5 from 8am to 8pm. thank you.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Various causes: White spots of the fingernails are common and may be due to protein deficiency, calcium deficiency, zinc deficiency, liver, disease, kidney disease et al. I don't think they're from your medications. They're probably not due to any major health problem in your case, but it is a good idea to take a multivitamin with minerals and include calcium in your diet. Your md can advise you best, however.

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