Top
30
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Concave Nails

Share
1

1
Can anemia cause concave nails?

Can anemia cause concave nails?

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 doctor about.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nails/wo00055&slide=4. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
1 Doctor shared a insight

Concave Nails (Definition)

= spoon nails = concave nails = is a depression in the nails that causes it to look like a spoon. It is often ...Read more


2

2
How do concave nails form?

How do concave nails form?

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, a fungal infection may be the culprit of the deformed nail. In some cases, the shape of the nail runs in the family. In other cases, a systemic condition may also influence the shape of a nail.
Talk to your doctor for a more complete list. ...Read more

3

3
What is the definition or description of: Concave nails?

What is the definition or description of: Concave nails?

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. ...Read more

5

5
What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more

7

7
What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of:
psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits);
alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome;
• incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

8

8
Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Depends: The rusty old nail is the classic story of tetanus exposure but that is a myth. Tetanus spores are present in the environment, with higher concentration in the soils, but no location is always free of possible contamination. Any opening in the skin can allow tetanus spores or other germs to enter. Being up to date with a tetanus booster within 10 yrs is a simple and effective prevention. ...Read more

9

9
Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Why is stress cause me to cut my nails off?

Compulsiveness: One answer to why someone does something they don't really want to do is compulsiveness.
Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you don't consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more

10

10
Does chemo cause black vertical lines on nails?

Does chemo cause black vertical lines on nails?

Can: Certain chemo like Taxol (paclitaxel) can give nail discoloration/nail changes. ...Read more

11

11
What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

Beau's lines: Some are infection in nail bed, injury, skin disease, low calcium, chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

14

14
If you have long sharp nails & scratch a lot, can this cause petechia? Thanks.

If you have long sharp nails & scratch a lot, can this cause petechia? Thanks.

Sort of: You could excoriate your skin with sharp nails and that may look like petechiae. Long nails do not cause a bleeding disorder, per se.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

15

15
If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.

If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.

Monitor for now: If you did not actually suffer a puncture wound, then no need to be treated. However, if you did break skin and your immunization status is unknown, you may want to get it looked at for any signs of infection and/or to update your tetanus. ...Read more

16

16
I have a black line on my nail that has showed up about a month ago. I'm not sure what it is. It was not caused by any injury.?

I have a black line on my nail that has showed up about a month ago. I'm not sure what it is. It was not caused by any injury.?

Bruise, injury most: Likely. However, without a high quality photo, guessing accuracy is greatly decreased. Suggest use the phone system; AKA internet & a search engine, e.g. https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=nail+bed+black+line select images & look for a similar image. Be aware, depression, ADHD, etc. (like all diagnoses) = names for patterns of behaviors, not insight into reasons or effective/helpful treatments. ...Read more

18

18
I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.

I have a blue nail, vanish with compression, It started after flue. What is the most possible cause? 27 years old, without any medical history.

See a doctor: You need to go and see a doctor blue nail means most of the time poor oxygenation in the blood so go and get check by a doctor ...Read more

19

19
What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more

20

20
What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

21

21
What are causes of brittle nails?

What are causes of brittle nails?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/brittle_nails/symptoms. Htm.

Get a more detailed answer ›
22

22
What is the causes of onychatropia in the nails, is there a cure or a treatment?

What is the causes of onychatropia in the nails, is there a cure or a treatment?

Onychatropia: Onychatrophia or nail atrophy can be caused due to the following:

psoriasis
lichen planus
fungal nail infection
bacterial nail infection
skin diseases
epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica. ...Read more

23

23
What causes rippled finger nails?

What causes rippled finger nails?

Your health status: Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines. These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status. ...Read more

24

24
What causes groves in finger nails?

What causes groves in finger nails?

Need more info: There are different reasons why groves occur. It would help to have your family physician examine your nails. But I'll name a few things that can occur; trauma, psoriasis and congenital formation. These are all "out of the box" possibilities but in reality the chances of something really serious is remote. ...Read more

26

26
What defisence causes soft toe nails?

What defisence causes soft toe nails?

See derm: There can be many causes for this. See your dermatologist for the answer. ...Read more

29

29
What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.
Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail.
If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

30

30
What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more