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Is onycholysis serious?

If left untreated, onycholysis can be serious as it has the potential to create permanent damage to the nail bed. Onycholysis is also serious because it can be a symptom of some dangerous underlying conditions. These conditions include psoriasis, thyroid malfunction, and bacterial, fungal, and yeast 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 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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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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What is onycholysis or nail lifting?
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Onycholysis, or nail lifting, results when the nail gradually detaches from the finger or toe. This ...
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