What Causes Fingernails to Lift Off the Nail Bed?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 10:38:11 AM ET

A person whose fingernails have been lifted off the nail bed could be suffering from a condition called onycholysis, which is caused by overzealous manicure, repetitive trauma and prolonged use of water. The condition usually occurs slowly and does not cause any pain.