why do I sometimes have white spots appear on my fingernails?

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  • Meg
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    It's actually a myth that white spots on nails are caused by a calcium deficiency. The most common cause of these spots (called leukonychia) is trauma to the nail bed (a whack on the nail, a rough manicure, etc.). They can also be caused by allergic reactions to nail polishes or other nail products, or by bacterial or fungal infections. If you suddenly find yourself with a lot of these spots, and you can't remember your fingers being subjected to any kind of trauma lately, you should see a doctor, as a variety of other conditions can cause this symptom. The vast majority of these spots are caused by utterly harmless mild trauma to the nails, though. They aren't something to be too concerned about.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Calcium Deficiency.

  • knaus
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    A zinc deficiency. consume greater ingredients wealthy in this wonderfull little mineral ........... ie: lean meats, seafood (rather oysters) wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, eggs. Zinc is critical for protein synthesis and collagen formation and it additionally acts as an overseer ensuring the effectual bypass of physique strategies and the maintenance of enzyme systems and cells interior the physique. Zinc additionally will fix loss of style, sell develop and psychological alertness and help decrease length and severity of colds. good good fortune CHEERS ?

  • 1 decade ago

    Sometimes you can injury your nail. Maybe you get it jammed in something. Maybe you hit it against something. It could happen when it's in the cuticle bed.

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  • T Time
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    They are calcium deposits, not deficiency

  • 1 decade ago

    calcium deficiency

  • 1 decade ago

    yepp its because you have a calcium deficiancy

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