A 49-year-old member asked:
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i'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

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Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience Podiatry
Leukonychia: White spots on the nails is usually from past trauma of the nail matrix. Trauma can from banging the nail or from going to nail saloons. Most of the time they will resolve as the nail grows outward.
Answered on Aug 31, 2013
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Dr. Randy Baker
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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