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Onycholysis Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, Cure, Medications

Onycholysis (distal nail plate separation) is caused by psoriasis, hyperthyroidism, following trauma and, rarely, a photosensitive reaction to drugs such as tetracyclines. A nail separates from the nail bed at its distal end with the formation of a free space but may still be attached at its root. It may be complete or partail.

Symptoms and signs of Onycholysis

Some of the common symptoms of Onycholysis are as follows:

  • Discoloration to yellow or green underneath
  • The spontaneous nail plate separation can be confined to the nails lateral borders although it usually starts at the distal free margin and progressing proximally.
  • Greater portion of the nail is opaque.
  • The nail may occur as consequences of secondary infection the same as some medical conditions deforming the nail plate's shape with pits or indentations in the nail surface.

Causes of Onycholysis

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Tinea
  • Chronic Trauma
  • Cosmetics
  • Syphilis
  • Subungual tumors

Treatment, Cure and Medication of Onycholysis :

Onycholysis is difficult to cure, may affect the nail appearance permanently, and even have side effects if the doctor prescribes medicines to treat fungal infections. Affected person with Onycholysis follow some of the preventive measures like - do not wear shoes that squeeze the toes together, and always cut the nails straight across along the top, clip the affected portion of the nail, and keep the nails short to ensure they endure repeated trauma from tapping everyday and also avoid exposure to contact irritants such as nail enamel and enamel remover or solvents and detergents.

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