A 37-year-old member asked:
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what causes little white spots under your fingernails?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Leukonychia: Milk spots on nails are usually harmless & related to nail trauma (such as biting nails). Other causes can be Iron, zinc or protein deficiency, lead or arsenic poisoning, renal failure, cirrhosis, pneumonia, heart disease, psoriasis or marked psychological stress.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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