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What are the white specks on your nails?

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Rosalinda Blick
November 20, 2019 7:56PM

More often than not, the white specks on your fingernails (known as leukonychia) are caused by some kind of trauma or damage to the nail bed. Closing your finger inside a drawer, for instance, could result in this condition. White spots resulting from this kind of injury will heal over time and are nothing to be concerned about.

Other possible causes of leukonychia include a fungal infection called white superficial onychomycosis, an allergic reaction to nail polish, or a calcium or zinc deficiency. If the white spots on your nails are more persistent and do not seem to be linked to trauma, it might be a good idea to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

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Jyhnelle Sanford STUDENT
December 09, 2019 4:21PM
Leukonychia is a condition where white lines or dots appear on your finger or toenails. ... For others, the white spots may be larger and stretch across the entire nail. The spots may affect one nail or several. The most common cause of leukonychia is injury to the nail bed. These are the white specks in your nails.
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Ty Evans
December 05, 2019 5:16PM
its because of Leukonychia this happens when you damage your nail bed this will occur is you hit or pinch you finger, this also could happen on your toenails and can spread to other fingers and toes, meaning it may effect more than one nail
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Wiki User
June 13, 2009 12:58AM

The white spots on your nails are simply bruises that reside on your nail bed.

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Nicolas Borja villar
December 04, 2019 11:01PM
it is an accumulation of collagen and is good
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Nicolas Borja villar
December 04, 2019 10:59PM
it is an accumulation of collagen is good
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Alexis Parish
December 03, 2019 1:38PM
the part of the nail that grows
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puplover 125
December 01, 2019 10:27AM
it means ur healthy, u have been eating a good amount of vitamins :)
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Adrian Ghica
December 03, 2019 4:21AM
idk
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