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When the cuticle is pushed over-vigorously, can the nail then be affected by both onycholysis and leukonychia at the same time?

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When the cuticle is pushed over-vigorously, can the nail then be affected by both onycholysis and leukonychia at the same time?

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Q:  When the cuticle is pushed over-vigorously, can the nail then be affected by both onycholysis and leukonychia at the same time?

A: It is true that injury to the middle third of the nail matrix causes leukonychia, or white spots on the nail. The most common causes of this abnormality are over-vigorous pushing back of the cuticle with metal or wooden instruments and excessive cutting of the cuticles. If, at the same, the underside of the nail is excessively cleaned or poked, onycholysis can result. It is possible that a client can have leukonychia and onycholysis at the same time. Cuticle injury will not, as a rule, case onycholysis, but it can injure the nail matrix, resulting in an abnormal nail plate.

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