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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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What is onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia occurs when your fingernails begin to split horizontally. Your fingernails are compose...
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How common is onychoschizia?
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Nearly 20 percent of people develop onychoschizia. Since onychoschizia is often found in conditions ...
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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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