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white spot on the finger nail

Postby little patrick » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:49 am

Hi

As I know, if the finger nail appear some white spot is showing lacking of something, could anyone advise

Thanks

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Re: white spot on the finger nail

Postby schweppes » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:19 pm

little patrick wrote:Hi

As I know, if the finger nail appear some white spot is showing lacking of something, could anyone advise

Thanks


Hi little patrick,

If there is a white spot on the finger nail, it means zinc deficiency. Just take multi-vitamins (that incl zinc) and it shd solve the problem. I used to have that as a student, and then was told that it means I lack sufficient zinc in the body. When I took multi-vits, the white spot went away.

Hope that helps :celebrate:

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Postby little patrick » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:58 pm

thanks :D

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Postby Muffins » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:29 pm

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Postby little patrick » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:27 pm

Hi schweppes

I had gave my son some children multi-vitamins that incl zinc for more than a months but he still has the white spot on his fingers. :cry:

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Postby LKVM » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:15 am

little patrick wrote:Hi schweppes

I had gave my son some children multi-vitamins that incl zinc for more than a months but he still has the white spot on his fingers. :cry:


I thought it was deficiency of Calcium that gives those white spots :?

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Postby schweppes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:48 pm

little patrick wrote:Hi schweppes

I had gave my son some children multi-vitamins that incl zinc for more than a months but he still has the white spot on his fingers. :cry:


Hi Little Patrick
Just wondering, is that the same ("old"?) white spot on the fingernail? It will not disappear just like that or fade away even with the zinc intake. We can only get rid of the white spot when the nail grows and you eventally cut that part of the nail off. This can take some time as our nails grow very s-l-o-w-l-y.

However, taking zinc will minimise future white spots. But I have also realised that if my immunity is low and I fall sick, I noticed that a white spot will grow shortly after, even though I am taking multi-vits which include zinc.

So, what this tells me is that when the white spot appears, it shows my body's low immunity level. So I try to take better care of myself. I would not worry too much as long as your son is healthy and doing ok. Just get him to eat healthily and continue with his vitamins.

But if you are still feeling worried, then can check with the GP. :lol:

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Postby schweppes » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:51 pm

lovekidsverymuch wrote:I thought it was deficiency of Calcium that gives those white spots :?


Really? I've always thought it was zinc. I remembered reading about it and my GP telling me that years ago.

Not so sure about calcium, but we still need calcium as it gives us strong bones and teeth and nails too. Also, zinc, calcium, magnesium are good minerals that complement each other and which our bodies need.

So eat healthily... :lol:

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Re: white spot on the finger nail

Postby ningning » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:16 pm

little patrick wrote:Hi

As I know, if the finger nail appear some white spot is showing lacking of something, could anyone advise

Thanks


Hi! i also ever had this white spots on my fingernails. i realised is my lack of taking seafood. When i start to eat more fish or seafood, it will disappear! you can try it out!

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