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White spots on nails. Why do I get them?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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