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How is onycholysis diagnosed?

Usually, your doctor will be able to diagnose your onycholysis just by looking at your nail. However, your doctor may want to take a sample of the skin beneath the nail to check for certain fungal infections or psoriasis. If your doctor suspects that the condition is caused by your thyroid, he may administer certain tests to check for a thyroid disorder.

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Can onycholysis be caused by my medications?
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Onycholysis can develop as a reaction toward several different medications. These aggravating medica...
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How does a bacterial infection affect onycholysis?
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A bacterial infection often contributes to the development of onycholysis. If the bacterial infectio...
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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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Is there a cure for onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can usually be cured through good nail care, trimming, and regrowth. However, it is also...
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