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Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry
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In brief: White Nails

Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction ( which gives it the pinkish color ).
...As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent.

In brief: White Nails

Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction ( which gives it the pinkish color ).
...As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent.
Dr. Michael Wynn
Dr. Michael Wynn
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Air under the nail

Pink color is the skin under the nail.
.When they get longer they are not attached look white.

In brief: Air under the nail

Pink color is the skin under the nail.
.When they get longer they are not attached look white.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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