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i have white nails - what to do?

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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 diagnosis.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014
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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.
Answered on Jul 2, 2012

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