Deformed toenails can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'worrying'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose deformed toenails, we could:
|Candida / Yeast||21%||Unlikely|
|Fungal Infection||0%||Ruled out|
|Zinc Need||0%||Ruled out|
Are any of your toenails deformed for unknown reasons? Toenails normally grow straight and smooth, the same width from top to bottom.
Possible responses:→ No / it is due to injury or cutting / don't know
→ Probably/minor episode now resolved
→ Major (unsightly) episode now resolved
→ It is a current problem, not serious
→ Current major problem, unsightly and embarrassing
Distorted nails are a common symptom of zinc deficiency.