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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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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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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 best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

There are multiple : In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of choice is probably terbinafine tablets for 3 months under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Topical and/or Orals: Thank you for your question. Historically, oral antifungal medications have been most effective at treating fungal infections of the nails. Although rare, potential side effects have somewhat limited their use. Recently, newer topical formulations have been developed that are very effective as well (although expensive). Laser treatment has been used as well with differing results. ...Read more

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I'm 29 year old woman what is the best treatment for toe nail fungus/fungal. Both big toe nail very discoloured & thin?

I'm 29 year old woman what is the best treatment for toe nail fungus/fungal. Both big toe nail very discoloured & thin?

Topical or oral: Since it is only two nails, I would try a topical anti fungal medication daily. Your other option is to take an oral anti fungal medication once a day for three months. ...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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Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

Can you tell me what is the best laser nail fungal treatment?

See a dermatologist: First confirm the diagnosis. The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?

Taking 150mg of fluconazole to prevent toenail fungus for nail which was removed & growing back dark in color. Is this the best treatment?

Fungus: There are many different treatments for fungal infections. Oral antifungals can be given but monitoring of your liver enzymes is recommended. There are cold lasers and topicals too. Ask your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

Hand tremors: This depends on identifying the cause & correcting that, such as thyroid disease, parkinson disease, alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a heat blister on the hand?

What is the best treatment for a heat blister on the hand?

Puncture it: Take a pin and sterilize it with a match and then wipe off with alcohol. Poke one or two holes in the blister, but do not peel the blister off. This will drain the blister, but leave the outer skin as a protective covering. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a burn on my hand? I burned my hand on an oven rack while taking a pie out the oven. It hasn't blistered yet, i'm not sure that it will either. What is the best treatment to help with the pain and avoid potential scarring?

What is the best treatment for a burn on my hand? I burned my hand on an oven rack while taking a pie out the oven. It hasn't blistered yet, i'm not sure that it will either. What is the best treatment to help with the pain and avoid potential scarring?

1st degree burn: If you have had time to write on healthtap without blistering it is unlikely it will do so. It is unlikely to scar either even though mild a large hand burn should still be checked cool compresses or aveno should make it feel better take antiinflammatories like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil to help w oth pain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

Rest, splint: Unusual orthopedic question as isolated thenar muscle injuries are unusual.If that is really your diagnosis ( not a hook of hamate fracture or other) than my treatment would be a removable thumb spica splint, nsaids and rest from further injury.If pain continued after2-3 wks and mechanism of injury warranted it, repeat x-rays ( including carpal tunnel view) or consider further radiologic studies. ...Read more

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Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Hydrate: do not overwash your hands avoid hot water use warm water then dry avoid alcohol and perfumed soap soaps like dove will not dry your skin avoid putting perfume and alcohols in your hands moisturize with quality moisturizers ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer affecting upper limb of left hand?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer affecting  upper limb of left hand?

Multidisciplinary: Ewing's sarcoma is extremely serious and the treatment protocols are elaborate and the subject of intense scrutiny. Treatment will need to be individualized by a team of surgeons, radiation physicians, and oncologists. I hope that a good outcome results. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Various: Hand numbness generally comes from disturbance in the sensory nerves to the hand. This can be from nerve compression in the carpal tunnel area, elbow flexure area or in the neck (cervical) spine. Some relief from nsaids and physical therapy is possible but you might require surgical release. Diabetic neuropathy can also cause numbness. Have your doctor sort this out. ...Read more

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