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What do I need to know about caring for someone with onycholysis?

When caring for someone with onycholysis it is important to provide them with the help and support they need. Help them to treat their onycholysis by keeping their nails short and helping in their regrowth. Once they have clipped off any detached nail, encourage them to keep their hands dry, clean, and protected. If an antibiotic, antifungal, topical drying agent, or other medication is prescribed, make sure the person uses it as directed. Once their nails grow back make sure to continue practicing good nail care. If they have any medical conditions that caused onycholysis, be sure to follow the indications of their doctor.

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Is onycholysis serious?
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If left untreated, onycholysis can be serious as it has the potential to create permanent damage to ...
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Does onycholysis affect men differently than women?
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Women are more likely than men to develop onycholysis. This is probably due to the fact that they us...
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How do other illnesses affect onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can be one of the symptoms of various different illnesses and medical conditions. Many t...
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What are the symptoms of onycholysis?
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Onycholysis usually affects several nails at a time. The nail begins to slowly detach starting at th...
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