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14 yrs, 7 mths ago

white spots on fingernaisl

Help! I’ve got white spots on my fingernails, and want to know how to get rid of them. The only way to cover them is to paint them and I dont want to do this all the time.

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  • Angel1
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    14 yrs, 3 mths ago

    WOW! Thanks ladies. I`ve always been under the assumption that it was vitamin and mineral related.
    It makes perfect sense that`s it from knocking or damaging the nails.

    I do believe that in serious cases it is health related and if you`re really concerned you should see your health practitioner 🙂

  • miakat
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    14 yrs, 4 mths ago

    Yep, absolutely correct about the knocking/ damaging your nails. White spots are caused when the nails are bumped in a spot and it detches from the nail bed, like a bubble underneath. Which is also why the tips of your nails are the white, they dont sit on the nail bed either. Your nails are only pink cos of the skin underneath – detach it from that, and bingo – goes white.

  • onigurl
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    14 yrs, 4 mths ago

    No Glitter Girl is 100% correct they are from knocking or damaging your nails. I have always been told that they are from lack of calcium. But i have read up and even researched and there is no evidence showing that it is lack of calcium but it is from the general day to day knocks and bumps ure nails get. I guess the weaker the nail the more white flecks you get…. ?

  • BillywigPlatinumBillywig
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    14 yrs, 4 mths ago

    I`ve heard that they aren`t calcium deficiancy, but it could be related to lack of zinc.
    xx

  • gorjusPlatinumGorjus
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    OK I`ve found out that cutting these is not a cure 🙁

  • Rebecca D MUAPlatinumRebecca D MUA
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    They grow out eventually, if you treat your nails with care you should be able to avoid them. I wouldn`t worry about them, if you think they`re health related go see your doc.

  • gorjusPlatinumGorjus
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    14 yrs, 6 mths ago

    So they can never go away, other than being covered up by polish or cut?

  • Rebecca D MUAPlatinumRebecca D MUA
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    14 yrs, 7 mths ago

    I`m studying Beauty Therapy and gemini69 is correct. All leukonychia means is white spots (leuk meaning white and onyx meaning nail) It is caused from injury (such as jamming your finger, biting, knocking your finger etc) to the base of the nail – an air pocket forms producing a `white spot`. Very rarely it is health related. If you have been having them on 3 more fingers constantly for many months or even years then it could be due to a zinc deficiency.

  • lynxPlatinumLynx
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    14 yrs, 7 mths ago

    Oh, and in therefore you could get on to some Zinc tablets, they aren`t all that expensive either.

  • lynxPlatinumLynx
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    14 yrs, 7 mths ago

    ZINC- If you are lacking in anything it could well be Zinc. A condition called leuconichia (-sorry, no way can I remember the spelling properly), which is white spots on nails.

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