I did a search on this and nothing came up. Does anyone else have white toenails after removing polish? About half of my big toes nails are white. They are not any other color like I see in pics of nail fungus. Nor are they thickened or ragged. They have been this way for about 6 months now. At first I thought it was the polish remover I was using. Is this the first stage of toenail fungus?
Hey there! Someone posted a similar question in our nail polish thread in the Beauty Bar. It probably isn't fungus, just too much exposure to chemicals in polish or removers. Do you use a base coat that is big-3-free? If no, you could try that. If yes, I'd give your nails a break from polish for a while.
Has this happened to anyone of you gals in here? ):
I wear nail polish religiously on my fingers and toes.. but today when I was changing my polishes I noticed that my big toenail on my right foot had turned white.. O_O
Looked like it was deprived of oxygen (which would make sense since I put polish on it nonstop and yeah.. bad..) I don't know what exactly what it was.. but I was able to file all the whitepart of the nail down.. Like it was just the top layer of the nail not all the way to the nailbeds.. it looks like any other healthy nail.
Is this something common/bad? Do I need to do anything else? Did filing the topish layer of the nail "fix" it?
I get this too. I went to a dermatologist and he took a sample. It was not fungus. He thought it was from my constant wearing of polish. Since it's too cold to wear sandals now, I removed my polish. I'm going to let them air out for awhile.
yay!! i was trying to find info on this as well. i looked up all kinds of research for fungus, but it doesn't look like fungus...i too kept my toe nails painted...for like years :(
i talked to a nail technician before and she made it sound like i was crazy because i asked if they were dried out or maybe lacking of oxygen, her response "your nails don't breath *eye roll*"...any ways i started to put some vic's vapo rub on them 2 times a day and they look great now. i read about doing that or tea tree oil, but i had no oil. so hopefully it is just the fact that they are dried out.
In high school, I played basketball and didn't really paint my nails because they would chip so easily in practice and games, but I had those white spots anyways. I asked my doctor about it and she told me that it was probably a vitamin deficiency. She had me increase the amount of zinc, calcium, and Vitamin C that I took in on a daily basis, and within a few weeks the spots had completely cleared up.
It could also be dehydration due to having your nails painted for long periods of time. Not painting your nails for awhile could also help clear up those white spots, as well as strengthen your nail.
Hope I helped! :)