You Need To Consult Your Doctor Whenever You See These White Spots On Your Nails

Nails are actually the hard covering at the end of the toe or finger i.e. fingernail or toenail. The changes in your nails can damage the base of the nail or something serious could happen. They might disappear on their own after sometime but if still they exist, you should consult your doctor.

When you see your nails looking different, you might be a victim of some disease in your body or some sort of nail injuries. Sometimes, it is presumed that if a person is having white spots on the nails, he has a liver disease.

These white spots are caused due to the air bubbles under the nails. Such spots are commonly named as leukonychia caused due to some minor injuries at the base of the nail. A line can be there or several white dots or streaks.

We are sharing major factors of White spots on nails in this article. They are:

Lack Of Protein

If you find horizontal bands that extends upto the nail bed, it may be a sign of protein deficiency.

Fungal Superficial Onychomycosis

These white spots may also be the indicators of warts and fungus (onychomycosis) or psoriasis and eczema which affects the nails. Fungi causes these white spots or streaks to appear on your toenails.

Liver Disease, Kidney Disease Or Anemia-

Exceptionally, we can find people with such nail changes suffering from various diseases such as iver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis, kidney disease or anemia.


These tiny white dots on your nails, can also be a major symptom of sarcoidosis, a disease which affects the skin, lungs and other organs.

Thyroid Gland Problems

When your nails feels soft and has white specks, it is a situation known as Plummer nail. It is a warning sign of hypothyroidism- problems with your thyroid gland. If you see the line lower on the nail, you have discovered the disease at early stages.


Quite often it happens that a person is caught with some allergic reaction to the nail polish, cleaner or other chemicals which are used on their nails.
Be sure to check with your doctor immediately if you notice any of these above signs as they may show that something wrong is going with your health.