What Do Those White Dots On Your Nails Mean?


Science | By Cole Damon | December 15, 2017

All of us have had some stage of our life experience the white dots under our nails. These white dots may look seemingly innocent and have no general value as such, but we are going to unveil the curtains on one of the biggest secrets of the 21st Century. No longer would you look at these dots with inquisitiveness, but will know what they are.

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Finally an Answer

Humans have for a long time been faced with confusion over the white dots under their nails. Most individuals know that these white dots just don't appear out of nowhere and there must be a reason that defines them.

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Not One but Many Causes

Researchers studying the concept have found out that there is not one but many causes related to these white dots under your nails. While some of these are trivial, others are not to be taken lightly at all.

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Leukonychia

Leukonychia is the name of the condition that occurs when bubbles of air are trapped under the covering of your nail. This condition is also the reason behind numerous wavy, white colored lines visible to the eye across your fingernails.

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Minor Injuries

The visibility of these lines is not solely limited to the condition of lekonychia, but these wavy lines may also be visible if there is an injury underneath your nails. An injury underneath the nails can often have drastic effects on your nail color.

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Fungal Infection

Although, we talked about this developing due to a minor injury underneath your nails, there are high chances of a fungal infection developing on the spot. The fungal infection can be dangerous to the health and is best checked out before it develops any further.

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Organ Failure

In extreme cases, the occurrence of these white spots on your hand may indicate towards an organ failure within your body. Since you may not know a lot about this, it is best that you study the details and find out all you can from your doctor.

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Most Common Reason

Now that we have discussed all the minor possible reasons behind the emergence of Leukonychia, we would like to talk about the most common reason. Deficiency of Protein and Zinc is found to be the most common reason for these signs.

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Preventive Measures

Since we now know the most common reason behind the emergence of these white spots, we can duly find out ways to prevent these spots from coming out in the first place. Eating the following food items will help you keep your protein and zinc levels in check.

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Lamb

Lamb is considered to be one of the best sources of many vitamins, including zinc, and Proteins. The food item has numerous vitamins including the necessary intake of zinc and Vitamin B12. Consuming Lamb on a regular basis can help keep these white spots away.

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Chicken Breast

Although, there is not a lot that certifies the usefulness of chicken breast in increasing zinc levels within the body, but this food item is almost solely responsible for bolstering your protein levels in a way that is really impactful.

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Fish

Fishes are not only really good sources of Vitamins, but they also have a high quantity of protein in them. Some fish types come with high protein and zinc levels that can help streamline your eating regime to keep these spots away.

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Beans and Lentils

Not only are beans and lentils a delicious source of food, but they can also help keep your protein and zinc levels in check. Beans and Lentils are considered as a favorable food item by many people living in Mexico.

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Cashews

Cashew is another food item that can boast of being equally good in protein building and zinc building. Cashews are also not a primary source of meal, so you can start chewing on them, without making huge changes towards your diet.

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Spinach

Spinach is considered as the densest food items that we have. Not only is Spinach known for giving the recipient a high boost of energy, but it can also increase protein and vitamin levels in your body and ultimately keeping the white spots away.

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Eggs

Eggs are known as one of the finest sources of proteins that you will ever have. In fact people who need additional proteins eat fried eggs in breakfast to get the direct energy. They will surely keep the symptoms of Leukonychia away.

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