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How is onycholoysis (nail lifting) treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Treatment for onycholysis (nail lifting) usually involves keeping nails as short as possible so that they are unlikely to snag on objects and be pulled off the nail bed. Another strategy is to avoid excessive exposure to water by wearing gloves when doing household chores. Taking medications to treat underlying conditions that might be causing the nail symptoms -- such as psoriasis, thyroid conditions, or infections -- may also be recommended.

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