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