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How is sunburn related to onycholysis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Rarely, onycholysis can be caused by sunburn. Some medications like tetracycline and naproxen make you more susceptible to the sun, so much so that the sun can penetrate your fingernails and burn the skin beneath them. That skin can become swollen and blistered, forcing off the nail above it.

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