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.
Damage or fungus. It depends on where the white spots are. It could represent damage to the nail matrix several months ago at the base of the fingernail or could be a fungal infection if the white spot is out on the tip and somewhat irregular.

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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...

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...

Why are there white spots on my finger nails?

Injury. These are usually the result of small injuries to the nailplate, just under the nail. Not serious and not to worry about as long as they are small and only a couple on several nails. 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 more...

I'm wondering why are there white spots on my finger nails?

Leukonychia. White spots on the nails is usually from past trauma of the nail matrix. Trauma can from banging the nail or from going to nail saloons. Most of the time they will resolve as the nail grows outward. Read more...
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...

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...
Leukonychia . Milk spots on nails are usually harmless & related to nail trauma (such as biting nails). Other causes can be Iron or protein deficiency, lead or arsenic poisoning, renal failure, cirrhosis, pneumonia, heart disease, psoriasis or marked psychological stress. Zinc or calcium deficiency are possible if on both finger & toe nails. Read more...

I find some white spots in my finger nails. Is it harmful? How to cure it? Thx

Generally no. White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. Read more...
Generally no. White nail spots, or leukonychia, are generally harmless spots that arise most commonly from trauma to the nail matrix (where nail grows from). They are very common and the spots grow out with the nail and are eventually lost. That being said, some systemic conditions may cause nail discoloration, in particular liver or kidney disease. If u haven't seen a doctor in some time, maybe you should now. Read more...

I have big white spots deep in my nail bed of my finger nails. Should I b concerned?

Normal Anatomy. This sounds like a normal condition. I would have to see it to make sure. But, if it is on all of the fingers this is normal till proven otherwise. Read more...