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White Spot Nails
Pingueculum: The most common spot seen on the eye is a whitish to yellowish spot on the nasal or temporal side of the cornea - a normal structure termed a pingueculum. It is highlighted if the eye gets red. It is benign and not a problem.. If the eye is persistently red, or the vision is down, or the eye hurts, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Fungal infections on fingernails is pretty rare. White lines or speckles can be irritation or allergy to fingernail polish. Try not leaving your nail polish on too long, or do without for several months. If it clears up, that's the reason, and stick to non-allergic types of polish. ...Read more
White spots on nails: Leuchnychia or white spots on the nails are very common.Most of the time these are caused by some past injury to the nails which you you do not remember, or from pressure on nails when having manicure, or due to allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.Sometimes rarely it may be syptom of a mild infection. ...Read more
Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have like this white spot on my nail. I can't get it off and I don't remember when I got it. what is it and how do I get it off?
Don't know what it: is. Consider seeing your doctor if particularly concerned about it. ...Read more
I have 1 large white spot on 3 nails and my finger tips/pads are peeling. I'm a pescovegeterian. Could it be a deficiency? Which one could it be?
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
Exam needed: A dermatologist can help to diagnose your problem. A blood test may not be needed. ...Read more
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 have a vertical crease on my thumbnail which has a 1/16 inch size brown spot near the top of it. This discoloration sound right for a nail crease?
I accidentally hurt my gum with my nail....Now its a white spot and burning me...What could i do?
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
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
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
Have purple spot under nail. Gets bigger and more painful each year. Mom says I slammed it in a suitcase 40 years ago. Spot started 30 years ago?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist, if it's growing, it might need to be removed ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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