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Does onycholysis affect men differently than women?

Women are more likely than men to develop onycholysis. This is probably due to the fact that they usually keep their nails longer and visit a manicurist -both conditions can encourage trauma to the nail bed and infection. However, men can still develop onycholysis because of trauma to the nail bed or certain medical conditions like psoriasis, infection, or thyroid disorders.

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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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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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Is onycholysis painful?
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Onycholysis is normally relatively painless. However, infections that cause onycholysis may cause so...
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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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