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How does a yeast infection affect onycholysis?

A yeast infection can both cause and aggravate a case of onycholysis. When the yeast infection causes inflammation or swelling, the nail lifts away. The exposed skin, in turn, is at a greater risk for further infection. Usually a yeast infection can be identified by the white color it gives your nail. If your onycholysis is caused by a yeast infection, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal to cure the infection so that you can begin to treat the onycholysis.

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