Is Onycholysis Contagious?

Is Onycholysis a fungal infection?

The most common cause of onycholysis is trauma.

Fungal infections of the nails thicken the tissue immediately underneath the nail plate and cause edge of the nail to lift.

Certain skin conditions, including allergic reactions and psoriasis are common causes of onycholysis.

Is onychomycosis contagious?

Are fungal nails contagious? While the fungus must be obtained from someplace, it is not highly contagious. Nail fungus is so common that finding more than one person in a household who has it is hardly more than a coincidence. It can be transmitted from person to person but only with constant intimate contact.

What causes Onycholysis?

Some of the most common causes are: Repetitive trauma, e.g. daily tapping of long fingernails on a keyboard or counter. Overzealous manicure, e.g. manicure tools pushing beneath the nail to clear dirt and overuse of nail cosmetics. Prolonged immersion of nails in water.

Can nails reattach to nail bed?

After a nail separates from the nail bed for whatever reason, it will not reattach. It takes about 6 months for a fingernail and up to 18 months for a toenail to grow back.