What is a Lifted Nail Plate?
A lifted nail plate is sometimes referred to as “onycholysis,” which is a common nail disorder that is characterized by the separation of the nail plate from the nailbed. The conditions are different, however. Onycholysis is characterized as painless, while the same cannot be said for a lifted nail plate.
The result is the formation of a distinctive white opaque area of the nail. The cause of the condition may be idiopathic, secondary to trauma, or a result or side effect of other conditions such as nail infections, skin disease, tumors, and other types of events.
A lifted nail plate can affect all ages, sexes, and races, though it is more apparent in adult women.