Have you even noticed white dots on your nails? If you have, are you
aware of their meaning? Namely, these dots are results of air bubbles
under the nail.
They are known as leukonychia and occur due to minor injuries at the
nail’s base. Moreover, these dots may also be inherited, but sometimes,
they may be a sign of a more serious health issue.
Therefore, as soon as you notice these spots on your nails, you
should immediately see a doctor as they may have been affected by
eczema, psoriasis, warts or fungus (onychomycosis). Also, they may also
be one of the 7 symptoms of sarcoidosis, which is a disease that affects
the lungs, the skin, and other body organs.
Furthermore, if you nails have white specks and are soft, you
probably suffer from Plummer nail, which might be a sign of thyroid
gland issues or hypothyroidism. Note that if the line is lower on the
nail, you have discovered the condition in its early stage.
You should also consult your doctor if you have two white horizontal
lines across its surface, as it may be a symptom of malaria, Hodgkin’s
disease, cardiac arrest or leprosy.
If these lines can be seen on more nails, it indicates that you have
hypoalbuminemia or reduced levels of albumin protein in your blood.
Furthermore, this disease may lead to numerous other chronic and acute
medical conditions, including heart failure, inter alia, irregular diet,
liver cirrhosis, and kidney disease.
Nevertheless, you should not panic immediately, as, in most cases,
these lines appear only due to injury or an infection. Yet, it is always
best for your doctor to examine it thoroughly and tell you if these
lines are an indication of a serious issue or not.