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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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How is onycholysis related to a fungal infection?
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How long does it take to cure onycholysis?
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Curing onycholysis is a very long process that can only begin after the underlying causes are treate...
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How do other illnesses affect onycholysis?
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Is there a cure for onycholysis?
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