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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...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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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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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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Please help! I have these white spots on my fingernails?

Please help! I have these white spots on my fingernails?

Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove these white spots on my fingernails?

What can I do to remove these white spots on my fingernails?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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A few months white spots appeared on my right index fingernail. Right now the spots are gone but it left it feeling rough. Please how and why did this happen to me? And how do I fix my it?

A few months white spots appeared on my right index fingernail. Right now the spots are gone but it left it feeling rough. Please how and why did this happen to me? And how do I fix my it?

Wrong question: You want to know about rough spots on nails. The white spots are harmless and not a sign of anything. Forget about the white spots. There are many of causes for nail changes. If it is important, see a dermatologist, who will look at your skin & nails while asking you many questions. Meanwhile you can use a moisturizer cream and rub in at least 5 times a day. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my fingernails. What could be the reason why?

I have white spots on my fingernails. What could be the reason why?

Let me explain: They're called "leukonychia" and are very common. Most of the time the white spots simply are a sign of some past injury to the matrix (base) of your nails. By the time the white spot shows up (about six weeks after the injury) you've probably forgotten all about banging or knocking your fingers. Sometimes, the injury can stem from a manicure that put excessive pressure on the base of the nails. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the little white spots I am seeing under my fingernails?

Uncertain meaning: The white flecks in nails most often represent trauma of some sort It need not be major trauma but a banging of the nails as in strumming a guitar etc Sometimes a low magnesium level can cause this as well. Simply taking a good daily multivitamin may help this if it is an issue ...Read more

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I have white spots all over all my fingernails, multiple spots on every one and they continue to mulitply and come back, even when the nail grow out!i?

Be gentle to nails!: This article is great because it discusses different nail issues. What you describe, leukonychia, is thought to be due to injury of the nail bed. Years ago, nutrition was the suspect, from dietary zinc to calcium. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/190755/Nails-Facts-everyone-should-have-at-their-fingertips ...Read more

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I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails & some have 3 spots on one nail. I know it is common but should I be worried? Last manicure was 5 months ago

I have white spots on 7 of my fingernails & some have 3 spots on one nail. I know it is common but should I be worried? Last manicure was 5 months ago

Relax: White dots in finger nails signify previous minor injuries to the cuticle. They gradually grow out with the nail over about 6 months. Isotretinoin, usually taken for 20 weeks, causes temporary dryness of skin, moucous membranes, eyes, hair, nails, etc. Headache is worse if you take vitamins with vit a (not food): avoid vit. Pills while on isotretinoin. You may need to reduce the dose or even stop. ...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 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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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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