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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?

Third possibility?: In this case, the best thing to do is to take a biopsy. The thing I would be concerned most with, and this is a very small chance, is some sort of skin cancer (melanoma). This is very important that you check this one out. ...Read more

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My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

Allergy: Sounds like an allergy to something he stepped on but clearly if it doesn't resolve please take him to dermatologisist ...Read more

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What causes white spots on face?

What causes white spots on face?

Could be: Tinea versicolor or patchy loss of pigmentation ...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 cause white spots on the skin after sun exposure?

What cause white spots on the skin after sun exposure?

Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs as small white dots. No real treatment exists. If this does not sound like what you have, see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What causes little white spots under your fingernails?

What causes little white spots under your fingernails?

Leukonychia: Milk spots on nails are usually harmless & related to nail trauma (such as biting nails). Other causes can be Iron, zinc or protein deficiency, lead or arsenic poisoning, renal failure, cirrhosis, pneumonia, heart disease, psoriasis or marked psychological stress. ...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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I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails, some on more fingernails than others. What underlying diseases could cause this?

I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails, some on more fingernails than others. What underlying diseases could cause this?

Very unlikely.: White spots on nails are normally due to everyday sorts of trauma, such as knocking your nail against a hard surface. They disappear over time. In the rare instance that they don't, a superficial fungal infection may be present, and that would require the attention of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a white spots and dry skin on it. And sometimes it become reddish. What's d cause? How will it be cured? Skin has patches. :" ( ( (

I have a white spots and dry skin on it. And sometimes it become reddish. What's d cause? How will it be cured? Skin has patches. :" ( ( (

White spots and dry: There are many causes for these types of symptoms. They need to be examined by a dermatologist to make a diagnosis. Can't answer your question without seeing the rash. ...Read more

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Does eczema cause white spots if you itch it alot? And how do I get the white spots back to normal? I have spots after the itch went away

Does eczema cause white spots if you itch it alot? And how do I get the white spots back to normal? I have spots after the itch went away

Not sure: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. White spots can be a chronic SCAR from previously gouging the skin. These would be difficult to reverse. Changes in skin color also often occur with skin trauma. Difficult to reverse but less than scar.
Not having the eczema (treating it) for a long time would be a first step. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

? MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What causes white spots on teeth?

What causes white spots on teeth?

White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth are usually areas of the enamel that are hypo-calcification, or less calcified then the surrounding tooth structure. This may have happened when the tooth was forming or on the external enamel surface. External hypo-calcification from retention plaque bacteria around the gums, or even from improperly cleaning orthodontic brackets. It can be fixed with composite fillings. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have small white. Spots on my skin?

What could cause me to have small white. Spots on my skin?

White Spots: White spots on the skin can be caused by many skin conditions: Tinea Versicolor which is a yeast, vitiligo which is a depigmenting disease, eczema which can down regulate pigment, ideopathic Guttate hypomenanosis which is usually cause by sun damage, and other skin conditions. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Just notice that there're many white spots under foreskin, 10-20 or so, it seems they bumped up recently, didn't cause any discomfort?

Just notice that there're many white spots under foreskin, 10-20 or so, it seems they bumped up recently, didn't cause any discomfort?

Here are some. ..: If causing no discomfort and having no change in size & number, leave them alone and watch for next 30 day or so. If remaining unchanged, leave them alone indeed. But, seek a professional inspection if still mentally bothering you to ensure if they are foreskin-related or something else. .. ...Read more

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Does anal hemorrhoid cause white spots?

Does anal hemorrhoid cause white spots?

Not sure: Where you see the white spots, but no this is not the usual presentation of hemorrhoids. White spots can be any number of things so best to get your doctor to examine and diagnose and treat if needed. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny white spots under my eyebrow?

Many things: But the most likely are little sebaceous cysts. These are blocked oil glands that become white as they fill with sebum, the natural oil of our skin. ...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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How to erase some white spots in our body caused due to tight cloths?

How to erase some white spots in our body caused due to tight cloths?

White spots on skin: Unfortunately there is no good treatment to get pigmentation to return if it is due to trauma. The pigment will usually return without treatment if the offending cause is removed. ...Read more

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What do white spots in stool mean if there are no other symptoms? Is there cause for concern?

What do white spots in stool mean if there are no other symptoms? Is there cause for concern?

No: It is not feasible to know what the white spots are without examining the material. However, if you do not have any symptoms it is not likely to be any thing serious.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?

What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?

? medicines: Besides foods, the most common reason is medicines that have small capsules within a capsule that enables delivery of the medicine beyond the stomach to avoid harsh acid. There are many medicines, including over the counter or even dietary supplements that use microcapsules. However, if with pain, nausea, blood, fever, or recent change in bowel habits, would suggest following up with a doctor ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more