A 45-year-old member asked:
what is the white spots on my nails?
3 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 11, 2013
Dr. Payam Rafat answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Possible Infection: There are various types of infections. Infections can be due to a fungus, bacterial or due to a virus. The treatment will depend on the type of infection and on what exactly is infected. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate treatment. By leaving it alone it may get worse.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Injury,fungi,lo zinc: There can be many causes but the most common are injury, nail fungus and zinc deficiency. See http://www.Md-health.Com/white-spots-on-nails.Html ; http://drlwilson.Com/articles/zinc.Htm.
Answered on Mar 4, 2014
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