A 35-year-old member asked:
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what do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?

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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 Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Payam Rafat
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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Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate.
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