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I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

I have white spots on my finger nails. Why?

Leuconychia: White spots under the nails or leuconychia, is not a serious condition and not due to lack of vitamins and minerals.It may be caused by trauma to the matrix of the nail and more common in finger nails than in toe nails, rarely they may be caused allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.There is no treatment for it. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

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. ...Read more

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What do white spots on finger nails mean?

What do white spots on finger nails mean?

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. ...Read more

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What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

No need to worry: According to the american academy of dermatology, the white spots occur after injury to the nail. Fortunately, as the nail grows out, the spot will disappear. No need to worry. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate. ...Read more

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I find some white spots in my finger nails. Is it harmful? How to cure it? Thx

I find some white spots in my finger nails. Is it harmful? How to cure it? Thx

Generally no: White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. ...Read more

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I have big white spots deep in my nail bed of my finger nails. Should i b concerned?

I have big white spots deep in my nail bed of my finger nails. Should i b concerned?

Normal Anatomy: This sounds like a normal condition. I would have to see it to make sure. But, if it is on all of the fingers this is normal till proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to alter the structure of the nail. ...Read more

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I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?

I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail,  in the center of my chest.  Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?

Possible: Get the areas biopsied. Most of the time melanoma is black and dark. But, I personally have seen very benign plain looking non-pigmented skin lesion come back as melanoma after biopsy. Melanoma / cancer does not play by the rules. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

I have been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

May be related: the white spots may be related to the blisters on your fingers. There are many different things that can cause that type of rash. If it persists, you should have the rash checked. ...Read more

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White spots on nails are bad. Right?

White spots on nails are bad. Right?

White spots on nails: Leuchnychia or white spots on the nails are very common.Most of the time these are caused by some past injury to the nails which you you do not remember, or from pressure on nails when having manicure, or due to allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.Sometimes rarely it may be syptom of a mild infection. ...Read more

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White spots on nails. Why do I get them?

White spots on nails.  Why do I get them?

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. ...Read more

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White spots on my nails is from lack of what mineral?

White spots on my nails is from lack of what mineral?

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. ...Read more

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I have some red spots under my finger nail should I be concerned?

I have some red spots under my finger nail should I be concerned?

Fingernail red spots: Hello LDang, I hope you're well. I will right to the point. There is nothing good that causes redspots under your nails, also called 'splinter hemorrhages'. It could be just psoriasis or nail trauma but it could also be heart failure or an infection. I recommend having it checked by your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Ever since yesterday, my fingers have a bunch of tiny small white spots/bumps and my fingertips feel hard/numb. ?

Ever since yesterday, my fingers have a bunch of tiny small white spots/bumps and my fingertips feel hard/numb. ?

Bumps on Fingers: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet. Causes, incidence, and risk factors this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when: they are under stress they have allergies, such as hayfever their hands are often in water or moist topical cortisone helps. ...Read more

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I have white spots (blanching) on my palms and fingers, spotted white areas, fingertips also seem pinker than usual. Any ideas or type of Dr.?

I have white spots (blanching) on my palms and fingers, spotted white areas, fingertips also seem pinker than usual. Any ideas or type of Dr.?

Vasospasm?: Does this happen when you expose your hand to cold or you are under stress? It sounds like Raynaud. To read about it click here ---> http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916 To contact me click here --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more