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Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Onycholysis

Picture of Onycholysis

Onycholysis is a condition in which the nail separates from the nail bed. The condition may be caused by infection or injury. The separated portion of the nail may turn yellow, white, or green. Treatment consists of clipping off the affected portion of the nail. It is important to keep the affected nail dry. Gloves should be worn when washing or cleaning. Healing occurs within 2 to 3 months.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Onycholysis." American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.