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What are some other nail conditions besides onycholysis?

Other nail conditions besides onycholysis include conditions like Beau's lines, brittle nails, koilonychia, leukonychia, and pitting. Beau's lines are indents in the nail because of malnutrition, injury or after illness. Brittle nails come with aging and result in frequent breaks. Koilonychia produces thin, curved nails due to an iron deficiency. Nails with leukonychia have pale, white marks all over the nail. Pitting in the nail involves small divots and crumbling on the nail surface.

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Onycholysis (Nail Lifting)

Onycholysis (Nail Lifting)

People who wear their nails very long or wear fake fingernails are more likely to have onycholysis, a painless separation of the nail from the nail bed. Also known as nail lifting, it can be a sign of the skin disease psoriasis or ...

a fungal infection. An iron deficiency can be suggested if all of the fingernails lift at once. Learn more about nail lifting and nail lifting treatment with expert advice from Sharecare.
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