White Spots on Nails…
ASK ANA: White Spots on Nails
“My husband used to have a LOT of white spots on his nails, and he recently radically changed his diet. He fell off the wagon for one week and ate a bunch of junk food.
I was reading him your article, and he showed me his nails. Nine of them have a white spot in the exact same spot of the nail, which he believes is from the week of junk food.
My thought is that you know what you are talking about, and I’m confused, because he didn’t slam all ten of his fingers in the car door at the same time, so what could have caused the single white spots all in the same length of his nails?” ~Kari
This is such a great question and there is a great deal of debate around the true answer of white spots on nails.
For the most part, these nail bruises are nothing to worry about. They just need to grow out. It will take about 4 months.
If every single nail has several of these white spots, and isn’t caused by excessively pushing back the eponychium, then a deeper health issue may be involved and it would be wise to visit a doctor.