SHAPE: Nail Separation If your nails are separating from your cuticle, think of this as more of a side effect than a warning symptom. It could be onycholysis, a condition that happens when the nail separates from the nail plate due to trauma, says Steele. "I.e. someone inserting something beneath their nail plate in order to 'dig' something out or clean under it," says Steele. Onychomaedesis is the term for your nail separating from the cuticle. "This can occur after a systemic illness (viral infection, cold, etc.). The nail plate usually sheds and then a new nail grows out," says Steele. So stay away from rough manicures and let your body rest.
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