Don't worry- the white spots on your fingernails are most likely to be caused by a mild zinc deficiency which can be easily corrected by taking a dietary supplement. Zinc is relatively safe and non-toxic so sensible levels of supplementation should do you no harm. I would advise 20-40mg of elemental zinc a day (available from chemists as zinc sulphate). It it may take several weeks before any improvement is seen.
You can tell a lot about ones heath from hair and the shape your finger nails are.
When white spots appear, it can only be one thing, you have a lack of zinc and vitamin B6. Your body probably doesn't obsorb it. And that is from experience because I have those spots and I now take zinc and vit-B6. After awhile it will go away if you give your body enough vitamins. Your nails will improve and become a nice pink colour they should be. Its definitely not brusing.
If you take care of the inner body, they outer body will show signs of good health. After all, you are what you eat. So eat right, eat healthy.
In healthy nails a cell "adhesive" holds the tightly packed pancake-shaped cells of the nails together. When something damages this adhesive, you''''re likely to get weak, brittle nails. Many elements--from cold, dry winter weather to repeated soakings in water--can damage this inter cellular substance, resulting in nails that chip, peel or break easily.
We should keep cutting the nail back and clean the dead tissue from under the nail thoroughly. There may be little nail left. When the new nail grows, let it grow. We must continue the treatment until the nail is completely re-grown.
Since toenails grow so slowly, the complete process will take a year or more.
Lactobacilli taken internally is a beneficial bacteria needed to inhibit bad bacteria and fungus. The lack of sufficient friendly bacteria in the body can result in the growth of fungus under and around nails.
Your nails are a reflection of your general health so it is important to work on improving your health. The fist place to start is to remove as many toxins from your body as you can. The build up of toxins in your system will lead to many diseases including those of the circulatory, immune, digestive and liver and hormones. These will all contribute to poor nails.
The white spots may also be something that you picked up at the gym or during your monthly manicure, namely a fungal, yeast, or bacterial infection that attacks the substance of the nail directly, leaving a whitish streak or spot behind. If you've forgotten to wear your flip-flops at the gym or if you're unsure about the hygiene at your nail salon, ask your doctor to take scrapings of nail tissue for fungal and bacterial cultures. If there's a pesky organism causing the spots, both topical and oral therapies can clear up this problem in a few weeks.
Nutrition plays an extremely important role in every function of our bodies, right down to the tips of our fingers and toes, literally. As well as signs of other possible disorders, nails can let us know how we add up when it comes to getting all of our required nutrients.