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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 is onycholysis related to a fungal infection?
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A fungal infection can both cause and aggravate a case of onycholysis. In fact, nearly 50 percent of...
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What is onycholysis or nail lifting?
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Onycholysis, or nail lifting, results when the nail gradually detaches from the finger or toe. This ...
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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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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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