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How long does it take to cure onycholysis?

Curing onycholysis is a very long process that can only begin after the underlying causes are treated. Once the underlying cause is identified and treated, it can take four to six months for your nail to reattach and grow back. It can take twice this time for toenails. Even after healing, the appearance of your nail may be changed permanently.

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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 is onycholoysis (nail lifting) treated?
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Treatment for onycholysis (nail lifting) usually involves keeping nails as short as possible so ...
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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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What causes onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can be caused by a variety of factors, some serious and others harmless. Trauma to the n...
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