Causes Of Dented Toenails?
In the afternoon, for a few days my toenails curved like a dent, what do you think is that?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Nails are one small part of the body, and often also go unnoticed. When in fact, nails store many health secrets and can be an important clue for certain health conditions. Twisted nails, like the dent you mean, are most likely a condition called koilonychia. For more convenience, see the image below for an example of koilonychia.
Koilonychia or spoon nails are abnormalities in the nail where the shape becomes curved inward to resemble a spoon, and depending on the severity, sometimes it can even hold water droplets. There are various conditions that can cause spoon nails or koilonychia, including:
Iron deficiency anemia
The nails are often exposed to chemicals such as detergents or the like
However, we don't see the condition of your nails and we could be wrong. Even if this is the condition that you are experiencing, further examination must be done in advance to determine which of the possibilities above is the cause, or even beyond that. Therefore you should consult yourself to a general practitioner or a doctor of internal medicine to get further treatment, and for future prevention will depend again on the cause. For example, the cause is anemia or lack of red blood cells due to lack of iron, so the prevention is by consuming a lot of iron that can be obtained from nuts, lean red meat, tofu, tempeh, brown rice, and spinach.
Meanwhile, you don't need to panic, avoid wearing the finger with chemicals first. If you must, for example, to wash, wear rubber gloves or wrap the hand with a plastic bag. Don't pry nails, and don't smear anything. Consumption of iron-rich foods as we have mentioned above, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.