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What Causes White Spots On Finger Nails
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
Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have white spots on all my finger nails. What could this mean?Do i need extra supplements? I am a little confused if I should take action on this.
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?
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 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?
Finger nails on my left hand are splitting down the middle and have red spots and hurt to touch them? What could this be? My finger nails on my left hand I have red spots on each finger nail, and are very easily to tear or pull back. My finger nails on my
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 a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?
Could be serious: Vertical ridges, especially in adult women are fairly common. In a male, and across rather than to the tip it can be a sign of serious conditions so have it checked. Horizontal ridges that are accompanied by white lines can be a symptom of arsenic poisoning. Horizontal depressions across the nails, called beau's lines, can be a sign of diabetes, malnutrition, or a circulatory problem. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have noticed that in the past year i started to get white spots around my eyes, mouth and now around my fingers. What could this be and had caused i?
Needs to be seen: This does not fit any pattern. It needs to be seen to effectively diagnosis and treat. ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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