A 31-year-old member asked:
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white spots on my nails is from lack of what mineral?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
None.: White spots on nails are normally due to everyday sorts of trauma, such as knocking your nail against a hard surface. They disappear over time. In the rare instance that they don't, a superficial fungal infection may be present, and that would require the attention of a dermatologist.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly zinc but: Zinc deficiency can cause spots on nails but injury and nail fungus are also common causes. 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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