Before we start, let me ask you a simple question – do you really know what causes the white dots on the nails and what they represent? Well, if your answer is no, then you should read this article bellow. First, you need to know that most of the white dots on your nails are caused by air bubbles under the nail. These dots are also known by the name leukonychia, and they can be caused by this specific reason – minor injuries at the base of the nail. Well, you should also know that these white dots can be inherited as well, but in some situations may indicate medical problems.
So, if you notice that something like this appears on your nails, then you should see a doctor immediately. White spots on the nails may indicate on warts and fungus (onychomycosis) or psoriasis and eczema, which can affect the nails as well. These small white spots on your nails, can also be one of the seven warning signs of sarcoidosis – disease which affects the skin, lungs and other organs. And when the nail is soft and has white specks, it is a condition known as Plummer nail. Well, you should know that this might indicate that you have problems with your thyroid gland – hypothyroidism. If the line is lower on the nail it means the disease is discovered at early stages.
You should also know that if you notice two white horizontal lines across the surface of the nail, you should see a doctor as well. This may indicate a cardiac arrest, Hodgkin’s disease, malaria, and even leprosy. And if you notice two white horizontal narrow stripes on one or more nails, it is a sign of hypoalbuminemia, low levels of albumin protein in the blood. Well, the bad thing is that this disorder, and that line can cause several acute and chronic medical conditions, such as, inter alia, kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, heart failure and irregular diet. But do not worry, in most cases that line the inflammatory response to infection or injury.
As we said – if you notice any of these signs mentioned above, you should see a doctor. Because they may indicate that’s something is wrong with you and your health.
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