onycholysis


A condition in which the nail loosens from the nail bed, beginning usually at the free edge and continuing to the lunula, but does not come off; it is caused by an internal disorder, trauma, infection, or certain drug treatments.

Keywords:   nail diseases     nail separation     onycholysis  

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A Day in the Life of a Nail Doctor

August 19, 2011

A New York City-based dermatologist specializing in nails, Dr. Dana Stern takes us on a tour of her day — complete with melanomas, onycholysis, paronychia, and more.  

Under the Microscope: Onycholysis

June 24, 2011

Onycholysis is a condition that causes nails to separate from the nail bed. If addressed quickly, this common nail disorder poses no danger to clients.

I injured my nail causing it to lift from the nail bed. Is the nail damaged for good?

December 20, 2010

I injured my nail causing the nail to lift from the nail bed. It’s been about two months and the nail is growing but it’s not reattaching. It’s lifted down to the cuticle. I feel only a little pain if I hit or squeeze the nail hard. Is the nail damaged for good? Should I cut it back? Will I be able to apply a tip in the future?

What Is Onycholysis?

August 1, 2008

Onycholysis may look scary, but fortunately, a separated nail can re-attach itself. Nail techs can do their part by offering gentle, soothing services that help prevent further irritation to the affected nail.

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

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