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White spots on nails are bad. Right?

White spots on nails are bad. Right?

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

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White spots on nails. Why do I get them?

White spots on nails. Why do I get them?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: White spots on nails?

What is the definition or description of: White spots on nails?

White spots on nails: 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 do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?

What do white spots on nails mean; don't have any nail injury?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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I have had nail changes lately, my nails have small white spots and the base of the nail and itsdented. Is it something that I have no pains. Thanks?

I have had nail changes lately, my nails have small white spots and the base of the nail and itsdented. Is it something that I have no pains. Thanks?

Changes in nails can: Be due to vitamin deficiency or more serious conditions. Please see your doc so he/she can take a look and do blood work. This will tell you what is going on and then it can be treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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White spots on my nails is from lack of what mineral?

White spots on my nails is from lack of what mineral?

Possibly zinc but: Zinc deficiency can cause spots on nails but injury and nail fungus are also common causes. 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 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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Why are there white spots on my finger nails?

Why are there white spots on my finger nails?

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 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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Why do I have white spots on my nails?

Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result of an active lifestyle and minor trauma to the nailbed. ...Read more

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What are the usual reasons for white spots on nails?

What are the usual reasons for white spots on nails?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...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 get white spots under my nails, but I've had them since I was little?

I get white spots under my nails, but I've had them since I was little?

Zinc deficiency?: There can be many causes but the most common are injury, nail fungus and zinc deficiency. If you've had these since childhood I would suspect zinc deficiency might be the cause.
See http://www. Md-health. Com/white-spots-on-nails. Html
; http://drlwilson. Com/articles/zinc. Htm. ...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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Do those white spots on your nails really mean your missing calcium?

Do those white spots on your nails really mean your missing calcium?

White Nails: Deficiencies and small injuries aren't the only cause of white spots on the nails. A condition called terry's nails, or white nails, turns the entire nail white indicating liver disease. If the top half of the nail turns white, this can indicate kidney failure. If you find white horizontal lines that stretch all the way across the nail, these could be mees' lines associated with systemic disease. ...Read more

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Why do I have big white spots under my nail? What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Why do I have big white spots under my nail? What are they and how do I get rid of them?

May be fungus: Have your nails evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have some white spots in the nails in my hands. Some times I have and others not. What can it be?

I have some white spots in the nails in my hands. Some times I have and others not. What can it be?

Trauma: Localized injury to your nails can cause white spots to appear later. If there aren't too many, or if all the nails are not involved relax, and try to avoid localized trauma.
If there a re a lot of white lines, see your doctor, to be evaluated for a more serious problem. ...Read more

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White spots on my nail? I’ve had them for as long as I can remember, there are loads on each nail and i’m teased, they look like white nail polish.

White spots on my nail? I’ve had them for as long as I can remember, there are loads on each nail and i’m teased, they look like white nail polish.

Leuconychia: When someone teases you, please laugh and invite that person to please go take a flying stool. White spots on nails are usually only a result of injury to the cuticle such as from nail picking or biting. Often the cause is not apparent. Rarely it might be zinc deficiency or lead poisoning or a dozen other rare causes. ...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?

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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What is the white spots on my nails?

Can be fungal: Bright white spots on the nail, almost appearing as if you sprinkled powdered sugar on it can be a superficial fungal infection. If the nail is a normal thickness, this can be the one type of fungus that can respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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My son has white spots on his nails. What are these from? He eats a well balanced varied diet.

My son has white spots on his nails. What are these from? He eats a well balanced varied diet.

Possible fungus: It may also be a superficial fungus on the nails that can be filed off. Probably not related to diet. ...Read more

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What do white spots on my nails mean and how can I fix them? They are a very common problem for me.

What do white spots on my nails mean and how can I fix them? They are a very common problem for me.

White Spots on Nails: One of the most common causes for these little white spots, which can show up on both fingernails and toenails, is a condition called leukonychia. Don't get alarmed as the name sounds serious, the condition typically is not. And while many people think they're caused by a calcium or zinc deficiency, that's generally not the case. Most of the time it's trauma and sometimes it can be allergic rxns. ...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 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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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 have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more

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What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to alter the structure of the nail. ...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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What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

White spots on nail: There are different possible causes for the condition you describe. A topical form of fungus is one possibility. Your doctor or a dermatologist can look at it and culture it to determine if it a fungus. ...Read more