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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)

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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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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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