He Had These White Dots On His Fingernails. The Reason Behind It Is Very Serious…

He Had These White Dots On His Fingernails. The Reason Behind It Is Very Serious…

In general, every one of us has had some of these white spots on their fingernails. They can mean different things, but they always tell you that something’s not right. It’s very important to know what causes them and do something to cure them.

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Causes of white spots on nails

Nail injuries

These white spots are called leukonychia. If the base of nail, which is known as matrix, is injured, these white dots or line can appear on the nails. They don’t appear right after the injury, so you might not think that they are caused by it. Types of injuries that can be the cause for these spots are banging the finger on the door, or the countertop or with a hammer. Frequent manicures can also injure the nail.

Allergic reactions

Sometimes, nail polishes, nail hardeners, or nail polish removers can cause allergic reaction. Also, acrylic nails damage the nail base.

Zinc deficiency

A Lack of this metal, that is normally found in the human body causes white spots or streaks on the nail.

The problem can be solved by change of diet.

Foods that contain zinc are oysters, baked beans, yogurt, crab, beef shanks, pork shoulder, spinach, nuts and whole grains.

Protein deficiency

A lack of protein causes horizontal lines across the nail bed known as Muehrcke’s lines. As they appear on the nail bed, not on the nail plate, they won’t grow out with your nails.

The lines will go away when the levels of protein are back to normal. Sometimes, these lines mean that you have a liver disease. If you want to see if the lines are Muehrcke’s lines, press the nail plate and if the lines disappear they are Muehrcke’s lines.


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