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What causes onycholysis?

Onycholysis can be caused by a variety of factors, some serious and others harmless. Trauma to the nail bed is usually the cause of onycholysis. Other contributing factors include infection, thyroid disorders, skin conditions, certain medications, and nail treatments. These factors can sometimes result in the gradual detachment of the nail from the nail bed.

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How long does it take to cure onycholysis?
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Curing onycholysis is a very long process that can only begin after the underlying causes are treate...
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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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How is onycholysis related to thyroid disease?
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Thyroid disease tends to cause and aggravate onycholysis. If the thyroid is either underworked or (m...
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Does onycholysis affect men differently than women?
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Women are more likely than men to develop onycholysis. This is probably due to the fact that they us...
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