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How is onycholysis related to skin diseases?

Onycholysis is often caused by skin diseases like psoriasis. When the skin becomes inflamed or swollen beneath the nail, the nail lifts off. When your doctor is diagnosing onycholysis, he or she may take a sample of the skin below the nail to test for skin disease, although many, like psoriasis, are diagnosed by visual inspection.

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How do nail products affect onycholysis?
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Depending on the type of treatment you are receiving, your nail treatment can have either a positive...
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What is the rate of incidence for onycholysis?
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Specific statistics for onycholysis are unknown. Nail deformities in general are fairly common. Near...
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What are some other nail conditions besides onycholysis?
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Other nail conditions besides onycholysis include conditions like Beau's lines, brittle nails, koilo...
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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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