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Content updated on Sep 14, 2022

What is spoon nails (koilonychia)?

This is a condition where the nails looked scooped out, like a spoon shape.

Symptoms of spoon nails (koilonychia)

  • Change in nail shape

Questions your doctor may ask to check for spoon nails (koilonychia)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose spoon nails (koilonychia)

  • Has your nail shape changed?

Treatment for spoon nails (koilonychia)

Treatment of the cause (e.g. with iron or vitamin B supplements) is needed for this condition to improve. In the meantime, keeping nails short and clean while avoiding nail biting can help.

View the symptoms of Spoon nails (koilonychia)

  • Deformed nails

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