Top 20 Doctor insights on: White spot nails

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Doctor, after using nail polish one of my friend got white cracking spot on her nails...So what should she do now?

Doctor, after using nail polish one of my friend got white cracking spot on her nails...So what should she do now?

See a doctor: Some nail procedures use a file to smooth the nail before applying the nail polish, gel, or acrylic. This can make the nail prone to breakage. There are other things that could be wrong too, and only an exam by a doctor would lead to a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Brown spot in nail?

Brown spot in nail?

More history: If recent, maybe trauma? Could also be a pigmented lesion, ranging from a benign mole to a melanoma! so, need more history; how long there, trauma? ...Read more

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I hit my nail and it is just a litle pored. On one spot my nail dent a lile but it is not change color.

I hit my nail and it is just a litle pored. On one spot my nail dent a lile but it is not change color.

Please use an: Ice pack for 10 minutes 3x a day. Rinse with soap and water 3x aday. If not allergic, a dose of Ibuprofen might help with the pain. ...Read more

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I accidentally hurt my gum with my nail....Now its a white spot and burning me...What could I do?

I accidentally hurt my gum with my nail....Now its a white spot and burning me...What could I do?

Salt water rinse: Initially I would use warm salt water rinses 2 or more times a day. The white may be a sign of healing but if it is not getting better see a dentist to make sure it is not infected and require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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At the nail shop, I notice a small greenish spot under my big toenail. (•) Weeks later it got a tad bigger (●) No pain. What could this be?

At the nail shop, I notice a small greenish spot under my big toenail. (•) Weeks later it got a tad bigger (●) No pain. What could this be?

A number of things: The toe nail is tightly adhered to the nail bed most of the time, but slight separations can allow bacteria and fungus to reside there. This is usually not a major issue, depending upon your symptoms. A bacteria known as Psuedomonas Aeruginosa has such a pigment and can show up in a number of places, even a bar of soap. If symptoms presents, simple treatment includes Antibioics and topicals. ...Read more

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I have non itchy pink spotes on my toes and fingers around nails?

I have non itchy pink spotes on my toes and fingers around nails?

Eczema/fungal: It could be an inflammatory skin condition or a fungal infection of the skin. Either condition can be non itchy. Topical medication can be prescribed ...Read more

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I have a tiny black spot under my nail left thumb, what can it be?

I have a tiny black spot under my nail left thumb, what can it be?

Subungual hematoma: A small amount of bleeding under the nail will leave a small black area - these usually grow out gradually over time as the nail grows. ...Read more

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Blue faded small spot on right toe nail there is no pain just a spot what could it be?

Blue faded small spot on right toe nail there is no pain just a spot what could it be?

Honky Tonk blues...: Blue spots, faded or not, can represent a small amount of blood either trapped under the nail or sluggishly moving near the surface of the skin. If there is not enough to irritate a nerve, then there will be no pain. Another school of thought is that it just might be a faded blue, painless small spot on the right toe nail. ...Read more

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Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?

Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?

Open vs closed sore: Somehow the skin was injured. It bled and that is why the nail had a dark spot. It was just blood. If the pink spot is still draining, you have a small ulcer that needs topical antibiotic and band aid. If there is no drainage, it is new skin and healing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small black spot under my toe nail. What could it be?

What to do if I have a small black spot under my toe nail. What could it be?

Many things: It is probably a dry spot of blood but if no history of trauma I would see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more

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I have a black spot under my toe nail and it moves when I press on the nail. What is it?

I have a black spot under my toe nail and it moves when I press on the nail. What is it?

May be bleeding: You may have blood under the nail. This can happen after trauma, either a direct injury or from a repetitive trauma (shoe irritation). The will usually resolve as the nail grows out. If questions see your podiatrist. Fyi:there are cases where cancerous lesions can occur under the nail. This usually is a lesion under the nail that has not moved for months and is not moveable with pressure. Dr l. ...Read more

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Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Possibly: Glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more

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My left thumb there's a tiny black spot at the bottom of the nail and cutical (skin).What can it be?

My left thumb there's a tiny black spot at the bottom of the nail and cutical (skin).What can it be?

It depends on size: If it is tiny, you can watch it for any further growth. Unless it is changing in size and color, it may not be anything. Keep an eye on it for 4-6 months and watch if it changes or not. ...Read more

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I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?

I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?

Subungual hematoma: Most likely a small bleeding under the nail called subungual hematoma, which usually resolves without treatment. It could be caused by subtle minor injury. ...Read more

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Three years ago I had a mole slightly raised and I removed it by my nails but now there is a dark spot. Help?

Three years ago I had a mole slightly raised and I removed it by my nails but now there is a dark spot. Help?

You need a medical e: A doctor's examination is a must as any black or brown lesion which is growing, changing or comes back again indicates possible cancer (melanoma) which is a dangerous cancer to fool around with it as you ahve done by using your nails to reomove it. ...Read more