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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 do other illnesses affect onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can be one of the symptoms of various different illnesses and medical conditions. Many t...
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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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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 is the rate of incidence for onycholysis?
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Specific statistics for onycholysis are unknown. Nail deformities in general are fairly common. Near...
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