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Does anyone know what white dots on your nails mean? I think it is a lack of nutrients but not sure what – any clues?”

Posted by Zara, 19/09/13

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  • I was going to say exactly what MoM81879 said.


  • I was always told it was lack of calcium. Now I think it’s more damage to your nails, it will fix itself


  • they are bruises


  • I have thought it was low calcium intake also.


  • I think they used to say it was a lack of calcium, but I’m not 100% sure. It could be an old wives myth. Google is brilliant fir this type of information


  • they are just bruises – no need to stress. They will grow out x


  • I heard they are bruises – will watch this post with interest


  • isn’t it a lack of calcium?


  • I thought it was low calcium?


  • It can vary; sometimes diet; sometimes nail growth; sometimes damage; best to get checked with your GP if you are concerned.


  • I have them too actually, I’ve never really thought about it


  • I got told it’s lack of vitamins ,could try multi vitamins


  • there are some good comments here


  • Possibly damaged the nail while still under the skin, with a blunt object or in the door.


  • Its a bruise …. you have knocked your finger on something they just grow out


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