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Can onychoschizia be prevented?

Onychoschizia can be prevented with better nail care and protection. Nail care includes keeping a healthy moisture level for your nails, protecting your nails from chemicals, using nail-strengthening polishes and products, and being gentler with your nails while filing or buffing. You should take extra precautions if you have a medical condition, like Sjögren syndrome or psoriasis, which could cause onychoschizia.

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