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What is the rate of incidence for onycholysis?

Specific statistics for onycholysis are unknown. Nail deformities in general are fairly common. Nearly 50 percent of nail deformities result from a fungal infection. However, onycholysis is different from most nail deformities since it is most commonly caused by trauma to the nail through aggressive nail treatment or accidental strain.

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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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Should I talk to my doctor about my onycholysis symptoms?
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If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of onycholysis, you should speak with your doctor. It is...
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Is there a cure for onycholysis?
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Onycholysis can usually be cured through good nail care, trimming, and regrowth. However, it is also...
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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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