A 35-year-old member asked:
what do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Brandon Macy answered
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 Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Payam Rafat answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities.: Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. You should try wearing shoes with a higher wider toe box. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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