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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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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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How is onycholoysis (nail lifting) treated?
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Treatment for onycholysis (nail lifting) usually involves keeping nails as short as possible so ...
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How does onycholysis affect the body?
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The symptoms of onycholysis usually only affect the hands and feet. However, the root cause of onych...
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Can onycholysis be prevented?
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Onycholysis can be prevented by consistent good nail care. Proper nail care includes cleanliness, av...
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