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White spots on the nails - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   ey
User :   sorry for my slow responde slow internet
User :   I have a porblem
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   please go ahead with it
User :   since my 14th, I've been having white spots
User :   on my fingernails
User :   lots of people say drink more milk
User :   or eat mroe fruit
User :   but I do both of these
User :   another guy in my class has the same problem
User :   he's tall like me (1.95 meter)
User :   but these spots are seriosuly big
Doctor :   ok
User :   like 50% of my nails are covered with it
User :   do you know what the problem is?
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   male
User :   student
User :   single
User :   1.93 metre
User :   67 kilo
User :   17 year
Doctor :   zinc deficiency can cause white spots
Doctor :   High-protein foods contain high amounts of zinc
User :   yeah but still I drink enough milk
Doctor :   Beef, pork, and lamb contain more zinc than fish. The dark meat of a chicken has more zinc than the light meat
Doctor :   Other good sources of zinc are peanuts, peanut butter, and legumes
User :   ow
Doctor :   also u need to drink more milk
User :   so need eat more zinc
Doctor :   yes u need to
Doctor :   it could be due to trauma
User :   well ty =)
Doctor :   to nail matrix
User :   yeah I do some heavy work
User :   for some money to buy games
User :   but I drink lots of milk

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