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My Thumbnail Has White Spots On It Is This Due To Deficiencies
White spots on nails: Maybe. Many mineral deficiencies e.g. Zinc can cause white spots on the nails. However defciencies usually will show up on most of your nails, not just the thumbnail. Many conditions can cause spots on your nails so your best course of action is to maintain a healthy life style and meanwhile consult with you physician about obtaining regular checkups on your health. ...Read more
My 18 month old has a lot of white spots on his nails. Is that an indication of vitamin deficiency?
My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks(& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?
Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more
A few months white spots appeared on my right index fingernail. Right now the spots are gone but it left it feeling rough. Please how and why did this happen to me? And how do I fix my it?
Wrong question: You want to know about rough spots on nails. The white spots are harmless and not a sign of anything. Forget about the white spots. There are many of causes for nail changes. If it is important, see a dermatologist, who will look at your skin & nails while asking you many questions. Meanwhile you can use a moisturizer cream and rub in at least 5 times a day. ...Read more
Depends: It is not likely that the spots are due to vitamin deficiency, and it would take an examination to ascertain the nature of the spots and their cause. However, there will be no harm in taking mufti-vitamin tablets available over the counter and see if that helps. If not, it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My fingernail had tiny white spots, after it disappeared it left my nail pitting. And now 3 of my fingernails are also pitting. What's going on with my nails?
I am vitamin D deficient. my bones feel weak. I noticed lots white spots on my skin. I also smelled like food I've eaten in the past.
Did your doc measure: your vitamin D and say it was low? If so, it's easy to supplement and fix it. He/she can tell you how. Please also tell the doc about your other symptoms. If you are highly anxious, seeing a clinical psychologist for stress management training can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi am akash.My age is 21.I have big white spots on both the thumbnails of the hands.What it indicates.I have problem of skin psoriasis also?
My clitoris is red and has two white spots on it. I just had a baby two months ago and have been bleeding off and on since. What is wrong?
Need more info: And a physical exam. Go and see your ob/gyn doctor and get appropriately diagnosed. Cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more
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