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Which skin diseases affect onychoschizia?

Certain skin diseases like lichen planus and psoriasis can have a negative effect on onychoschizia. This is because they often result in inflammation and infection which can irritate or cause onychoschizia. Additionally, individuals taking vitamin A for their skin will likely make their onychoschizia worse.

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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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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 is brittle nail syndrome related to onychoschizia?
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Brittle nail syndrome also refers to onychoschizia. However, brittle nail syndrome refers to both th...
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What causes onychoschizia?
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Onychoschizia (splitting of the fingernails) is usually caused by repeated wetting and drying of the...
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