A 33-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: white spots on nails?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White spots on nails: 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 Oct 25, 2017

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