Have you ever wondered what do the white dots on the nail represent? Well, here’s the answer.

Most of the white dots are caused by so called air bubbles found under the nail.

Leukonychia in the form of white patches can occur from many reasons, most of which due to minor injuries at the base of the nail.

Although they can be inherited, sometimes may indicate medical problems.

If something like this appears to your nails, it’s a sign and alarm that you should visit your doctor. White spots on the nails may warn you for warts and fungus or psoriasis and eczema, which also affect the nail. These white spots may be one of the seven signs of sarcoidosis, a disease that affects the lungs, skin and other organs.

Plummer nail, is a condition when the nail is soft and has white specks, and it is also referred to hyperthyroidism.

It can be discovered at early stages only if the line is lower on the nail.

If white horizontal lines appear across the surface of your nails, it can indicate a cardiac arrest, malaria, Hodgkin’s disease or even leprosy.

If you see two white horizontal narrow stripes on one or more nails, it might be a sign of hypoalbuminemia which means that you have low levels of albumin protein in your blood. 

This is an issue and may cause many acute and chronic medical conditions such as: inter alia, kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, irregular diet and hear failure. There’s no need to worry because in most cases that line the inflammatory response to injury or infection.

Make sure to keep an eye on your nails because they’re connected to your health more than you can imagine.

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