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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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What are some other nail conditions besides onycholysis?
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Other nail conditions besides onycholysis include conditions like Beau's lines, brittle nails, koilo...
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Can onycholysis be caused by my medications?
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Onycholysis can develop as a reaction toward several different medications. These aggravating medica...
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What causes onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can be caused by a variety of factors, some serious and others harmless. Trauma to the n...
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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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