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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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Is onycholysis painful?
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Onycholysis is normally relatively painless. However, infections that cause onycholysis may cause so...
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How is onycholysis related to a fungal infection?
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A fungal infection can both cause and aggravate a case of onycholysis. In fact, nearly 50 percent of...
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How is onycholysis diagnosed?
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Usually, your doctor will be able to diagnose your onycholysis just by looking at your nail. However...
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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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