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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 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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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?

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?

Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the common causes the white spots on my nails?

What are the common causes the white spots on my 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 would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

What would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

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 more

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What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

White spots on nail: There are different possible causes for the condition you describe. A topical form of fungus is one possibility. Your doctor or a dermatologist can look at it and culture it to determine if it a fungus. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

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 more

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