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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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Why do i have white spots on my nails?

Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result of an active lifestyle and minor trauma to the nailbed. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on my fingertips?

Don't know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on fingers?

Why do I have brown spots on fingers?

Can't say: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have small dot like dents, bumps and vertical lines on my hand nails? And why does my feet nails crack/split?

Why do I have small dot like dents, bumps and vertical lines on my hand nails? And why does my feet nails crack/split?

Possible systemic di: Possible underlying systemic conditions may cause nail changes. Some arthritic conditions, psoriasis, dietary deficiencies. See your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have purple spots on my tongue?

Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more

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Why do I have white spots on my foreskin?

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Why do I have white spots on my foreskin?

Here are some ...: Do white spots look like millet? If so and without long foreskin-related inflammation, they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are harmless & require no Rx at all. Nonetheless, without a direct look, a prefect Dx is hard to come by. So, seek professional evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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Why am i getting white crescents on my nail cuticles?

Why am i getting white crescents on my nail cuticles?

Leukonychia: Possibly could be something called leukonychia. Its a harmless white discoloration of the nail caused by minor trauma to the nail during its development. I would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to be on the safe side as many diseases can cause nail changes. ...Read more

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Why do I have white crusty spots on my vagina lips?

Vulva skin lesions: The skin area of the female genitals is called the vulva, and it is susceptible to all the kinds of skin lesions that afflict all areas of skin. You can have a rash there with flaking, like psoriasis. You can have crusty skin lesions, wart like growths called seborrheic keratoses. You can have pimples, that may dry and form scabs. Try a dandruff shampoo to wash the area and Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream. ...Read more

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Please help! I have these white spots on my fingernails?

Please help! I have these white spots on my fingernails?

Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my penis?

I have white spots on my penis?

Doctor can check: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. A primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or a urologist will have to look at a penis rash in order to tell what it is. If an eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. If warts or some other infection, special treatments are needed. Some penis bumps are normal. ...Read more

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Why do I have red spots on my feet?

Why do I have red spots on my feet?

Normal or vascular: Red spots on your feet can be a normal part of aging or anything from dermatitis to insect bites. I would go have them looked at by your favorite dermatologist or podiatrist especially if they are changing or spreading. ...Read more

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Why do I have white lines on my gums, between my chicks?

Why do I have white lines on my gums, between my chicks?

Cheek biting: You probably might be biting the insides of your cheeks unknowingly. Usually the lines will be straight and coincides where the upper and lower teeth meet. However, you may want to check with your dentist to see if this can be something else. Sometimes a lesion called lichen planus can show up in the cheek area. ...Read more

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I have 2 black toenails and I have just noticed faint vertical lines on my index and 3rd finger on my right hand. What could this be? Thanks.

I have 2 black toenails and I have just noticed faint vertical lines on my index and 3rd finger on my right hand. What could this be? Thanks.

Embolic Phenomena?: What you are describing sounds like emboli distally. This can come from internal infection or vasculitis. Have U been recently pregnant? Do U take illicit drugs IV? Have U ever been told of a heart murmur? This needs a full W/U. OK to start with an internist, but it sounds like U may need a cardiac Sonogram. Any Lupus in the family? Please see Internist ASAP. ...Read more