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Is onycholysis permanent?

Onycholysis is not usually permanent, provided that you treat the underlying cause of the condition. However, if left untreated, the damage that onycholysis does to the nail bed can be permanent. This is why it is so important to treat onycholysis and discover the root cause to prevent further nail damage.

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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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What do I need to know about caring for someone with onycholysis?
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When caring for someone with onycholysis it is important to provide them with the help and support t...
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How does onycholysis affect the body?
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The symptoms of onycholysis usually only affect the hands and feet. However, the root cause of onych...
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