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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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How common is onychoschizia?
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Nearly 20 percent of people develop onychoschizia. Since onychoschizia is often found in conditions ...
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Is onychoschizia serious?
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Onychoschizia is not usually serious and can be treated with easy techniques. However, the underlyin...
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Is there a cure for onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia can usually be cured simply through better nail care. This includes keeping a healthy ...
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How does malnutrition affect onychoschizia?
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In rare cases, onychoschizia is actually caused by malnutrition. Mostly, the main cause is a deficie...
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