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How does a bacterial infection affect onycholysis?

A bacterial infection often contributes to the development of onycholysis. If the bacterial infection becomes inflamed or swollen beneath the nail, then the nail will gradually peel away. In turn, the exposure of skin becomes a good breeding ground for bacteria and can worsen your infection. A bacterial infection will usually turn your nail green. If your onycholysis is caused by an infection, your doctor will usually recommend an antibiotic in order to kill the infection.

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