Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Onychoschizia (Nail Splitting)

Can onychoschizia be prevented?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Onychoschizia can be prevented with better nail care and protection. Nail care includes keeping a he...
More Answers
How do medications treat onychoschizia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Onychoschizia is not usually treated with medications. Instead, onychoschizia is treated through bet...
More Answers
Why is my onychoschizia worse in the winter?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Onychoschizia can become worse in the winter because this is usually when the weather is driest. In ...
More Answers
What do I need to know about caring for someone with onychoschizia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Usually, an individual with onychoschizia can treat the condition on their own without any outside h...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.