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White nails unhealthy?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not automatically

Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature.
Have it examined to be sure of the diagnosis.

In brief: Not automatically

Some nails are whiteish from physical damage, other times it can be fungal and possibly posiriatic in nature.
Have it examined to be sure of the diagnosis.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Couple of things

This could be a fungus or even psoriasis.
Who should be examined and have the nail tested.

In brief: Couple of things

This could be a fungus or even psoriasis.
Who should be examined and have the nail tested.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Not always

Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects.
Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.

In brief: Not always

Some causes of nail discoloration include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects.
Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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