Nails White Spots: It is often seen that white marks appear on the nails, which do not cause any problem but can look strange. This makes us feel as if these are symptoms of some serious disease. So are white marks on nails really a sign of any disease or are they just a mark that has nothing to do with health? Let us know what it means to have white marks on the nails.
Small white marks found on nails are called leukonychia. It is of three types-
Nails are made of dozens of layers of keratin. If any of these layers gets damaged, or there is a blockage of air between the two layers or the two layers get separated from each other, then that part turns white.
This is why there may be white marks on the nails
nutritional deficiencies– Due to lack of zinc, protein and calcium in the diet, white marks may appear on the nails.
fungal infection– Sometimes infection occurs due to the skin being wet. Water left on the skin can cause fungal infections, causing white spots on the nails.
Injury– Due to some kind of injury, white marks may appear on the bottom of the nail. This injury can occur in any way. Like- habit of nail biting, finger sucking etc.
AllergiesAny type of allergy to the chemicals present in nail polish or remover can also cause white marks on the nails.
medical condition– Sometimes if white marks are present on the nails along with some other symptoms, then these can be symptoms of kidney, liver or heart related or some internal disease like anemia.
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