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Is onycholysis painful?

Onycholysis is normally relatively painless. However, infections that cause onycholysis may cause some pain or irritation. You can also feel some pain if your detached nail becomes snagged on something. This is why it is important to keep infected fingernails short, dry, and protected.

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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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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 do other illnesses affect onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can be one of the symptoms of various different illnesses and medical conditions. Many t...
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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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