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White marks on fingernails

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schmalex Wed 19-Mar-14 14:48:58

I seem to always have white marks on some of my fingernails - mainly the ring and little fingers. Does anyone know why this is? Do I need some kind of supplement?

Skivvywoman Wed 19-Mar-14 15:06:36

I might be wrong but is it not a calcium deficiency if you have white spots on your nails?

schmalex Wed 19-Mar-14 15:14:22

Hmmm...I drink loads of milk though. The plot thickens!

SJisontheway Wed 19-Mar-14 15:18:29

I thought it was excess calcium. I have them too

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 19-Mar-14 15:38:55

I thought that calcium thing was a complete myth? I think its damage to the nail bed iirc.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 19-Mar-14 15:39:48

health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/nail-care/health/white-dots-on-nails.htm

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