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Why Do I Have White Spots On My Toenails After Removing Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

Keratin granulation If you remove your nail polish only to find that part of your nail is white and dry underneath, you may have this common condition. It’s caused by wearing toenail polish for too long.

Superficial White Onychomycosis often occurs after nail polish has been left on for too long causing the polish to lift ever so slightly leaving a moist, warm environment between the polish and the nail for fungal spores to thrive.

Generally Why do I have white spots on my toe nails? Leukonychia is a condition where white lines or dots appear on the fingernails or toenails. This is a very common issue, and it’s entirely harmless. Leukonychia is classified into two types: True leukonychia originates in the matrix of the nail, the part of the nail that’s responsible for nail production.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can gel nail polish cause white spots on nails?

We’ve compiled a list of the most common gel manicure issuesā€”and the simple solutionsā€”ahead. Post-Gel Problem #1: There are white spots or lines on your natural nail, and/or the nail plate feels uneven. Post-gel damage is typically caused by the removal process.

Can you get toenail fungus from nail polish?

It’s kind of a yes, but maybe not in quite the way you might expect. In terms of direct spread of the fungus from nail to nail (or person to person) through a bottle of polish, the chances of this happening are fairly low. A bottle of polish isn’t exactly the most conducive environment for fungal growth.

Why are my toenails discolored after removing polish?

They absorb a great deal of chemicals that are found in nail polish. In fact, they are even more permeable than skin. It is for this reason that when toenails are left painted for long periods of time and then the polish is removed, the nails are left with a yellowed, chalky, stained appearance and are brittle and dry.

Why does nail polish damage my toenails?

Most nail polishes contain formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical best known for preserving cadavers.On a toenail, the formaldehyde dries and damages the nail. Polish remover has acetone, which is popular for removing adhesives and paint, and it is also damaging for the nail.

Can leaving nail polish on too long cause fungus?

The danger with keeping your nail polish on too long is that the pigment in the nail polish can soak into the top few layers of the nail and dry it out, Dr. Rowland says. When that happens, fungus, yeast, bacteria, mold and mildew can develop underneath the nail plate, which can lead to long-term problems.

Can you get rid of white spots on nails?

There is no treatment for just white spots on their own. Those that have been caused by trauma will naturally grow out over time. If they are being caused by something other than trauma, the doctor will need to identify the cause and treat it separately.

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Tara

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