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Had a pedicure over 20 years ago. Within 6 months all 10 nails came off completely on the same day. The nails have only just begun to improve is this ?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Onychomadesis

Onychomadesis is the separation and falling off of a nail from the nail bed.
Common causes include localized infection, minor injury to the matrix bed, or severe systemic illness. It is sometimes a side effect of chemotherapy or x-ray treatments for cancer. A new nail plate will form once the cause of the disease is removed.

In brief: Onychomadesis

Onychomadesis is the separation and falling off of a nail from the nail bed.
Common causes include localized infection, minor injury to the matrix bed, or severe systemic illness. It is sometimes a side effect of chemotherapy or x-ray treatments for cancer. A new nail plate will form once the cause of the disease is removed.
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