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How do medications treat onycholysis?

Onycholysis is not usually treated by medications. However, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to help prevent and manage any bacterial, fungal, or yeast infections as well as psoriasis or thyroid disorders. As with any medication, be sure to take it just as your doctor indicated.

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How does onycholysis affect the body?
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The symptoms of onycholysis usually only affect the hands and feet. However, the root cause of onych...
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Who is at risk for onycholoysis (nail lifting)?
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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 is onycholysis related to thyroid disease?
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Thyroid disease tends to cause and aggravate onycholysis. If the thyroid is either underworked or (m...
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Can onycholysis be prevented?
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Onycholysis can be prevented by consistent good nail care. Proper nail care includes cleanliness, av...
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