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What can I do about my concave nails

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
20 years experience in Podiatry
Different ways: There are few different reasons a nail may get "curved" or concave. Trauma may damage a nail root and deform the shape of the nail. In other cases, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Koilonychia: = spoon nails = concave nails = is a depression in the nails that causes it to look like a spoon. It is often due to iron deficiency.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Spoon nails or koilonychia (the $5 word) can be associated with many things, iron-deficiency anemia among them. This is definitely worth seeing your d ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Your podiatrist: dermatologist or physician can verify it your nail condition is due to fungus. There are creams that can be used. But, for significant infections - so ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cover it up: And seek medical attention, go to your doctor or to urgent care, wish you well and good luck
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Step on nail: It is a possibility. That is why we give the tetanus shot whenever you visit a provider, to cut down the chances of you getting an infection. Howeve ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Have you checked: Has a hand surgeon looked at it? As i a, m a plastic surgeon also hand surgeon we would need to elvaluate you to give you an answer.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Bruise, injury most: likely. However, without a high quality photo, guessing accuracy is greatly decreased. Suggest use the phone system; AKA internet & a search engin ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Normal: Older people have more conspicuous ridges. Horizontal ridges result from injury to cuticles. This occurs from manicures. biting, picking, accidents.
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