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How does water affect onychoschizia?

Frequent wetting and drying of the fingernails can lead to onychoschizia. Too much water can cause the nails to become soft and fragile, while too little moisture can cause the nails to become dry and breakable. If you have to wash your hands often, make sure to use lotion on your fingernails as you would on your skin to ensure moisture.

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