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Let your nails grow
The easiest way to get rid of white spots on the nails is to let the nail grow out. When the spot reaches the end of the nail bed, you can cut them off. If the spot is in the middle of the nail, you just have to wait for the nail to grow until the spot is at the end then you can cut it off from there. This can be a result of a nail trauma a few months before. No need to apply ointment or antibiotics to remove them.
White spots can be the result if the body is lacking some nutrients. To get rid of white spots on the nails, you just have to eat healthy and nutritious foods like fruits. Intake of zinc and protein is also necessary to remove the spots and to strengthen your nails. Calcium is also needed. You can get calcium from cheese and milk. Multivitamins are also good not just for the nails but for the whole body.
Avoiding white spots on the nails
Wear gloves when washing clothes and dishes. Protect your hands when gardening, cleaning bathrooms and even doing household chores. You can get nail trauma if you force a sliding door to close or when you lift heavy objects. Always keep your nails clean to avoid infections that can lead to white spots.
Avoid opening a can of soda or removing staple wires from paper using your nails.
Be careful when trimming your nails. Pressure on the cuticle area can cause trauma in the nail bed that can cause white spots on the nails.
Use good quality nail products. Nail paints, hardeners and even artificial nails can have chemicals that can cause allergic reaction that may also trigger the white spots. You can color the nails to hide the spots but use quality nail paints only.
Do not use nail discoloration treatment to remove the spots. Just remove it by cutting it off once it reaches the end of the nail bed.
If there are too many white spots on the nails, there may be a problem on the liver or the kidney, so it is recommended to consult your doctor if you have these.
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