White spot, spots or even stripes formed on the nail are called LEUCONYCHIA.
It is worth noting that this is just a medical term describing the spot itself. This is not a diagnosis, not the disease itself. This is a consequence of any pathological changes in the plate.
Leuconychia can manifest in different ways:
1. Dot (white dots, spots)
2. Longitudinal (line through the entire length of the nail)
3. Banded (one or more parallel lines)
LEUKONYCHIA can occur in anyone, regardless of age or gender.
But the REASONS may be completely different:
Yes, friends, we can also provoke the appearance of leukonychia. They then appear as separate local spots.
The spots themselves are not dangerous and do not require treatment. Caused by injuries, they will gradually heal as the nail grows.
In other cases, the doctor determines the cause of the symptom (tests) and treats the underlying disease.
Why a white spot?
These are just microscopic air bubbles between the layers of the nail due to the loss of connections between the cells. This is not a pigment, but an illusion of a pigment.
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