Top 18 Reasons Why People have Onycholysis

There are a number of factors which can cause onycholysis, but records say the top two causes are physical trauma and psoriasis.

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1. Physical traumas may include getting a finger smashed in a window or door,  habitual finger sucking, nail biting, and using the nails as tools.

2. Psoriasis of the nails is common with people who have skin psoriasis.  Only 5% of people with psoriasis of the nails do not have skin psoriasis, which means that 95% of those afflicted with psoriasis has onycholysis.

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Other factors which can lead to onycholysis: