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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Concave Nails

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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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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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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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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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What could be responsible for sudden change in nails colour? Any remedy?

What could be responsible for sudden change in nails colour? Any remedy?

What color: what color do you see? If it's vascular we could be purple or blue. Other colors may depend another medical conditions. We need to discuss this with your physician to be sure there's nothing else systemically going on medically. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

Clean/ tetanus: Medical assessment. The wound should be cleansed and dried. Antibiotics are some times needed as well as tetanus shot if it has been more than 10 years since your last one. Dirty puncture wounds have significant risk for infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for warts around nails?

What is the treatment for warts around nails?

Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive. ...Read more

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I have nail fungus. Is there any remedy for this?

I have nail fungus. Is there any remedy for this?

Yes: Lamisil (terbinafine) 250mg daily for 3 months is the current recommended remedy. The way the medicine works is to arrest the progression of the fungus up the nail. With the fungus growth stopped, as your nail grows, the infection is pushed off the end and it may take 9-12 months for it to grow off completely. Lamisil (terbinafine) is implanted into the nail bed and stays there for the duration after you do the 90 days. ...Read more

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Which treatment should I do for my toe nail?

Which treatment should I do for my toe nail?

Podiatry evaluation: You did not indicate what was wrong with your toe nail. Podiatrists are the toe nail professionals. Encourage you to see your podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective. ...Read more

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What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

What is the best available scholl fungal nail treatment?

The best : Fungal nail treatment is oral terbinafine if no contraindication. All the topicals have a very small efficacy rate. ...Read more

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My toe nail is broken and discoloured . What is the treatment?

My toe nail is broken and discoloured . What is the treatment?

See the podiatrist: Have a podiatrist check it in order to make sure the broken toenail did not damage the bed as well. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for yellow toe nails?

Not an easy answer: Yellow toenails may be caused by fungus under the nail. Treatment is possible but takes a long time. I would see a podiatrist and have your nails examined to confirm that it is fungus, generally done with a culture of the nail. Treatment can be oral medication, topical antifungual medicine, laser treatment or permanent removal of the nail. Reocuurance is common. ...Read more

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I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

I think I have an ingrown toe nail. What is the best treatment for this?

Removal, antibiotics: If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary (you're numbed up for this, don't worry!). While waiting to see your doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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My leg nails are getting black, get me remedy pleas?

My leg nails are getting black, get me remedy pleas?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Topical fungus nail treatment that is effective for toenails?

Sometimes. : The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

What is the topical fungus nail treatment that works best for toenails?

Topical meds: At this time don't work all that well. Of course if the fungus is not to bad you have a shot at it. The ones currently on the market work about 10% of the time. I believe there are 2 new ones that are about to come out that are claiming higher efficacy rates. ...Read more

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What fungal nail treatment can I use while pregnant?

What fungal nail treatment can I use while pregnant?

Topical: If you really need to do anything, a topical solution would be your best option. No nail treatment will work fast. Usually takes 7-9 months to see results... ...Read more