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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 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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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 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 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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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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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