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What are the symptoms of onychoschizia?

The symptoms of onychoschizia involve breakable, splitting nails that are either very dry or soft and flimsy. Usually onychoschizia is not painful, unless your nails peel too far into the nail bed. Although the symptoms are not very severe, onychoschizia can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying condition. These conditions include tuberculosis, Sjogren syndrome, or psoriasis.

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