The Healing Period For Onycholysis?
I want to ask again for Onycholysis, how long will it take to cure it? And will the old nails that are not attached to the pads be able to grow new nails or stick to the pads again? Because it is feared that the nails will remain like that, aka not back to normal, thank you
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Onycholysis is a condition in which the nails free from the nail bed spontaneously release the farthest area from the nail to the inside of the nail. Onycholysis is not an abnormality in nails caused by fungus / infection, but the condition of onycholysis itself can be a risk factor for infection in the raised nail area. Nail color changes can occur in the raised nail area due to infection.
The cause of onycholysis needs to be explored further. Can be divided into two, namely exogenous causes and endogenous causes. Exogenous causes can be caused by trauma or impact on the area of the nail involved, exposure to chemicals such as nail dyes, or causes of fungal / bacterial infections in nails with poor hygiene. Endogenous causes can be caused by disorders / diseases that cause onycholysis, including: iron deficiency anemia, diabetes, thyroid gland disorders, vascular disorders in the legs, autoimmune disorders such as lupus and psoriasis.
There are several things you can do to maintain the condition of your nails, including:
Avoid trauma to the nails, keep nail pads dry
Avoid nail exposure to irritants, dirt and humid conditions
If a small part of the nail is removed, cutting the nail on the part can be done
Keep long nails short so they are not easily lifted or damaged due to trauma
Avoid the condition of nail exposure to wet / damp work.
Onycholysis conditions can vary in healing time depending on the size of the nail raised from the nail bed. It is recommended to consult a doctor about this condition so that an assessment of the condition of the nails can be done now and appropriate treatment. Avoid cutting yourself if you see a large area of raised nails, or using medication without doctor's instructions.
Hopefully this information helps you,