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What increases my risk for onychoschizia?

Your risk for onychoschizia is increased if you frequently wash and dry your hands. Onychoschizia can also be developed because of frequent nail treatments with harsh chemicals. Conditions like tuberculosis, Sjogren syndrome, malnutrition, and psoriasis can also increase your chances of developing onychoschizia. Since onychoschizia is sometimes linked to the X chromosome, women are often more likely to develop the condition.

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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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How do medications treat onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia is not usually treated with medications. Instead, onychoschizia is treated through bet...
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How is onychoschizia diagnosed?
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Onychoschizia is often diagnosed based on symptoms like dry or fragile nails and splitting. Your doc...
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Which skin diseases affect onychoschizia?
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Certain skin diseases like lichen planus and psoriasis can have a negative effect on onychoschizia. ...
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