A specimen under a microscope.
A specimen under a microscope.

When it comes to nail conditions that may point to an underlying health concern, nail techs can be a crucial help to clients by pointing them to a medical professional for further observation or testing. The phenomenon called koilonychia, which presents as “spoon-shaped” nails, is one of those conditions—caused by a range of potential culprits, some potentially serious and requiring further medical attention. By learning a bit about koilonychia, including its appearance and causes, you will be well-equipped to lend a helping hand and safely proceed with your nail services.

*“Spoon Nails” by Dipali G. Rathod and Sidharth Sonthalia

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