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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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Is onycholysis serious?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my onycholysis symptoms?
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Can onycholysis be prevented?
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