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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: These two conditions , although presumably of autoimmune nature, are not related. Your psoriasis however appears to be more cosmetic than functional ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are very effective therapies especially tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or remicade. Stelara (ustekinumab) is also an option. Topicals will no ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail changes: Are somewhat typical in psoriasis. Make sure you follow up with your PCP or dermatologist as newer treatments may be needed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
57 years experience Clinical Lipidology
See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist. It may not be significant but could be marker of more significant problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Fingernail psoriasis may be just the tip of the iceberg: psoriasis can attack bones/joints (psoriatic arthritis). Better to see a rheumatologist or de ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pitting of the nail: Nail pitting is small depressions in the nails. Nail pitting is most common in people who have psoriasis — a condition characterized by scaly patches ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
23 years experience Podiatry
Psoriatic nail: cannot fight your "genes" the psoriasis is an auto immune condition. I've had some success with cold laser treatments on the nails. the blackness und ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: To relieve some of your anxiety, suggest you visit a dermatologist for dx and tx if necessary. He might do a bx and culture of some nail cuttings, whi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Possible fungus: See a dermatologist, and make sure it is not a fungal infection of the nail.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Studies suggest it is moderately effective. IMO there are other biologics which are more effective
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