What are the white stains that sometimes appear on fingernails?

Lack of viamins? Which ones? And why sometimes the skin painfuly peels from near the nails?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It is normally caused when the nail is damaged in some way under the skin.

  • 1 decade ago

    Those white "stains" usually appear when the nail plate has been damaged in some way, and your body is reacting to "fix" the damage. Nothing to freak out about. It's not a lack of vitamins.

    As far as skin painfully peeling, there are a number of potential causes- the most common is lack of moisture. You should apply hand lotion and see if it alleviates the condition.

    If it doesn't, you may have a nail fungus. Or you may bite your nails too much. Or you may have a callus which is peeling off. I'd see a dermatologist if hand lotion doesn't help.

  • 1 decade ago

    Small white slashes that appear in the fingernails are usually a sign of a slight injury to the nail.

    The skin around the edge of the fingernail is called the cuticle. It often peels away when it dries out, and it can be painful. The best way to deal with it is to clip off the frayed end with nail clippers or scissors, and rub a vitamin-E cream on your hands to help keep the skin from drying out.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sometimes it's a lack of vitamins, sorry, I'm not positive which ones. It can also be bruising of your nail bed.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    truly a sighn of loss of calcium, while your fingernails are transforming into they use alot of calcium and protein so if theres no longer am adequate grant of it then there are areas no longer properly built (subsequently whit dots or lines) you additionally can get dips and ridges on your tooth and fingernails from loss of calcium or in simple terms typical detrimental nutrition.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    don't listen to the old wives tales of those being "lack of" anything such as calcium or other vitamins.

    they are just bruises and scratches. no big deal at all. they go away with little time.

    Source(s): med school!
  • 1 decade ago

    It may be from not washing your hands after"pulling your pony"

  • 1 decade ago

    calcium deficiency...lack of calcium...drink more milk...and buy some calcium tablets

  • 1 decade ago

    i believe they are bruises

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