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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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Is onychoschizia serious?
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Onychoschizia is not usually serious and can be treated with easy techniques. However, the underlyin...
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Why is my onychoschizia worse in the winter?
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Onychoschizia can become worse in the winter because this is usually when the weather is driest. In ...
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Is there a cure for onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia can usually be cured simply through better nail care. This includes keeping a healthy ...
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How does onychoschizia affect the body?
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Onychoschizia, or nail splitting, doesn’t usually pose any health threat to the rest of the body...
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