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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)

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

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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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Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Usually not: Tetanus comes from dirty wounds. If the nail went through an old sneaker into your foot then you may get some other nasty bacteria. If you have had 3 doses of the dtap vaccine, the tdap vaccine or the tetanus shot recently (past 10 years) then no chance of tetanus. If the wound or cut has dirt in it then you need another tetanus shot if it has been more than 5 years since your last shot. ...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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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