A 30-year-old member asked:
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white spots on nails. why do i get them?

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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 normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment.
Answered on Oct 8, 2017
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