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Why are under my toenails white?

Why are under my toenails white?

White All Over You could have a fungal infection, most likely one called white superficial onychomycosis. If possible, see a doctor as soon as you notice it. This infection spreads across the toenail.

What does white mean under your nails?

Mineral deficiency You may notice white spots or dots along your nails if you are deficient in certain minerals or vitamins. The deficiencies most commonly linked to this issue are zinc deficiency and calcium deficiency.

How do I get rid of the white stuff under my toenails?

In white superficial onychomycosis, for example, the white patches of fungus that form on the nails can sometimes simply be filed off and an over-the-counter antifungal topical medication can be applied to the nail to kill the fungus.

Why is my toenail turning white?

May be indicative of kidney or liver disorders or anemia. White lined bands across the nail beds can signal a protein deficiency. White nails with a rim of darker color at the tip of the nail is called Terry’s nail and can be a sign of cirrhosis of the liver.

What does it mean if your nails are white?

Total leukonychia refers to a condition where the whole nail plate is totally white in color. White spots on the nail is known as punctate leukonychia, which is a type of partial leukonychia. Another type is partial leukonychia. There are three main types of partial leukonychia: Punctate leukonychia, which presents as small white spots.

How to get rid thick skin under toenails?

Apply an anti-fungal topical medication to the nail, nail bed and under the toenail. If the toenail has become very thick, visit a podiatrist to have the nail filed down some. Smoothing down the thick nail will make it easier for the skin under the nail to receive the medication.

What causes black under toenail?

The most common culprit for black nails is repetitive trauma, which can result from running or from wearing any type of ill-fitting footwear. If a black nail crops up shortly after a workout or a day spent in too-tight or too-loose shoes, this is likely the cause.