Wednesday, 20 June 2012 09:29
Doctors will evaluate the nail and get a patient’s history to determine the cause of the disorder. The doctor may opt for no treatment, knowing the deformed nail will grow out; she may recommend an iron supplement, or she may order more tests. Once a doctor has determined there is no risk, nail techs can apply an overlay to even out and correct the concave nail.
Beware that when koilonychias is in the advanced stages, it is possible for bacteria to get lodged in the split nail. Sometimes trapped bacteria or fungus will turn the area yellow or green. Do not apply product over any crack in the nail if the skin is exposed since water can be trapped and bacteria can grow, even with careful preparation. Be careful when your nails look odd and check with your nail tech or with your doctor. (Info for this article is from Nails Magazine.)
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