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Q: What does white spots on your fingernails mean?
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What is the little white spots on your nails?

the white spots on fingernails are little spots of calcium

What are the white spots on fingernails?


What do you call the white spots on your fingernails?

The lunula, or lunulae which is the plural is the white moon shaped thing on your fingernails:)

What do white spots on fingernails mean?

White Spots on fingernails usually mean an injury to the nail bed, however some people believe it's to do with a zinc or calcium deficiency, which is a myth because it's not just on our hands we grow nails. If you have White Spots on your Toenails as well as your Fingernails then maybe your needing a vitamin supplement. On Fingernails only then most likely cause is an injury. It could be the normal part of the nail called the lunula.

Why do people get white spots on their fingernails?

calcium deposits.

What causes white marks on fingernails?

White marks on fingernails are usually caused by injury to the base of the nail. It is also known as leukonychia or milk spots.

What causes white spots under fingernails?

There are many myths surrounding those mysterious white spots on fingernails that occasionally show up, but the simple truth is that the majority of white spots on fingernails are caused by a previous injury to the nail bed. They can be loosely compared to bruises on the skin. If you notice white spots, also known as leukonychia, on your nails, they are unlikely to have been caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency. In a few cases, white spots on fingernails can indicate an underlying infection, but much more commonly, they are the result of injury. Similar to bruising, white spots on fingernails do not show up immediately. It may take several days or weeks before you notice the spots. Because they are generally the result of a minor injury, you are likely to have forgotten all about banging your fingernail against the car door.

White spots on the cervix?

i have white spots on my cervics,what does that mean?

What are the white spots under your fingernails from?

It is either a slight ingury that you may not remember or a calcuim deposit. So dont worry about it.

Why do you have white spots on your fingernails only on your right hand?

Well first i think it only a coincident that there on your right hand. An the white spots are where you have hit your nail, you don't get as many if you have more calcium. Well that what I've been told!

What do white spots on the hands mean?


Why do you get white marks on fingernails?

You get white spots or marks on your fingernails because of calcium deficiency. Like maybe you haven't had milk in a few days, you get them. You can make them go away by then drinking milk. Milk makes your fingernails grow faster. So over the course of 3-7 days the spots will gradually move up your nail to the point of where you can cut them off because you would have to cut your nail anyway. Hope this helps :)

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