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Question by  Sudar (134)

What is onychoptosis?

My GP has said that my nails are peeling and falling off due to onychoptosis, did I catch this at the nail salon?


Answer by  mb (5482)

Onychoptosis is the "abnormal condition of flaking nails". I doubt that you could catch it, it is probably a vitiamin deficeincy. The keratin that makes up your hair and nails is lacking a vital mineral, probably calcium.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Onychoptosis is the official Latin name for toe fungus, which is not that uncommon in adults, though more common in men, Teh disease causes yellowing, thickening and cracking of the toenails and can affect any one or even all of them.

posted by Anonymous
Matt is not correct. The latin name for toe fungus is onychomycosis.  add a comment

Answer by  aks (221)

In onychoptosis, the nails keep on shedding from time to time. They can shed as a whole or in parts. This condition can result from fever, some distressing experience like physical or mental shock, some disturbance in the body system or prescribed medicines. It can also be the result of particular diseases like syphilis.

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