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How do other illnesses affect onycholysis?

Onycholysis can be one of the symptoms of various different illnesses and medical conditions. Many times it is a result of skin diseases like psoriasis. In some individuals, onycholysis is a sure sign of a thyroid disorder like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Most times, though, onycholysis is due to nail bed trauma or bacterial, yeast, or fungal infections.

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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 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 are the symptoms of onycholysis?
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Onycholysis usually affects several nails at a time. The nail begins to slowly detach starting at th...
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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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