This Is What It Means If You Notice White Spots On Your Nails !

Both finger and toenails are usually pale pink in color, with a lighter
crescent shape at the bottom of the nail known as the lunula. But
sometimes, we notice white spots on our nails, clearly distinctive from
the color of the nails.

What are they?

“They” are called leukonychia. Leukonychia can be caused by a variety of
different factors, depending on the type. Here are some of the main
causes of leukonychia.

  • Drug use and other types of poisoning, like chemotherapy and heavy metal poisoning
  • Trauma, like nail biting, bad manicure, cutting or punching your
    nail from the wall, or some small footwear that puts additional pressure
    on the toenails
  • Fungal infection
  • Lack of zinc, protein or calcium
  • Hereditary – something you simply got from your ancestors
  • Systemic illnesses, such as anemia, diabetes, heart failure, digestion problems or kidney disease

There are two types of leukonychia – partial and total. The sole name
tells that the partial is whitening on parts of the nail, in the form of
dots or lines, while the total leukonychia is whitening of the whole
surface of the nail.

How to treat this disorder? There is no treatment for just white spots
on their own. Those that have been caused by trauma will naturally grow
out over time.

If they are being caused by something other than trauma, the doctor will
need to identify the cause and treat it separately. You can try
avoiding your regular nail polishing for some time.

Also, you can try natural treatment, such as increasing the intake of
your daily vitamin dose, especially B6 and B12, carotene, zinc, milky
products etc.

Sources:
https://www.healthline.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukonychia
https://www.netdoctor.co.uk

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