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What causes white spots to form on toenails?

What causes white spots to form on toenails?

Think nail fungus: What you are describing sounds consistent with a nail fungus, or onychomycosis. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to talk about your treatment options. They may include medication, laser, or surgical options (if severe). ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification and treatment. ...Read more

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Is the black spot on my toe a bruise or toenail fungus? How to tell?

Is the black spot on my toe a bruise or toenail fungus? How to tell?

See the podiatrist: A bruise is the result of a blood blister under the nail plate which can lift the nail plate from the underlying bed. This could lead to toenail fungus. However, not all black spots are bruises or infections, like fungus. There is other growths that discolor the nails, including some cancers. To be safe, have a podiatrist examine your toenail. ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on nipples?

What could cause white spots on nipples?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

Dermatitis: Depigmentation can occur for many different reasons. A dermatologist would have to examine these to see what is going on and what is the likely cause. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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What causes white spots underneath your fingernails?

What causes white spots underneath your fingernails?

White Spots Nails: Difficult to answer without seeing these. It sounds as if it might be a harmless superficial fungous infection. Or, perhaps, from a nail cosmetic you may be using. See a dermatologist if you are worried about them. ...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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Fungal toenail infection is an infection of the ...Read more