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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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Onycholysis (Nail Lifting)

Onycholysis (Nail Lifting)

People who wear their nails very long or wear fake fingernails are more likely to have onycholysis, a painless separation of the nail from the nail bed. Also known as nail lifting, it can be a sign of the skin disease psoriasis or ...

a fungal infection. An iron deficiency can be suggested if all of the fingernails lift at once. Learn more about nail lifting and nail lifting treatment with expert advice from Sharecare.
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