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How common is onychoschizia?

Nearly 20 percent of people develop onychoschizia. Since onychoschizia is often found in conditions that are linked to the X chromosome, onychoschizia is more common in women. Onychoschizia is also problematic for older people, probably because of a lack of nutrients. Also, onychoschizia is found in different occupations like cleaning, medical care, and hairdressing that have frequent exposure to water or hand washing.

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What increases my risk for onychoschizia?
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How does onychoschizia affect the body?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my onychoschizia symptoms?
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How do medications treat onychoschizia?
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