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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Concave Nails

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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

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Concave Nails (Definition)

Concave nails are nails with a "scooped-out" shape. They may be seen in several conditions, such as iron deficiency, ...Read more


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 dont really want to do is compulsiveness . Compulsiveness is an urge to do something, often out of habit or repetition that you dont consciously chose to do. There are good treatment for this problem if it is adversely affecting your life. ...Read more

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Causes of nail chipoff and bending weak nails?

Causes of nail chipoff and bending weak nails?

Often Age: As we get older, our nails often become more brittle and thin. Taking extra biotin, a safe supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster as well. You can get it inexpensively over the counter. It is worth seeing your doctor, however, as there can be issues associated with poor nail growth that warrant a checkup. ...Read more

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