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How do you treat pterygium inversum ungulis?

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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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17 years experience
Hm, you can't always: Nail pterygia are most commonly caused by lichen planus. Sometimes injections of steroids in the nail matrix (root) can help, although these can be fairly painful. Often though, the damage to the nail can't be repaired once it has occured.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How to treat 'pterygium inversum unguis'?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
'pterygium inversum : A subset of general pterygium nail disorder is pterygium inversum unguis, the skin under the nail grows forward and pushes out from underneath. It may be hereditary or caused by allergic reaction to chemicals. The disorder must be treated by a doctor; the skin growing forward is filled with blood and nerve endings and if pushed back under the nail, may result in loss of blood and extreme pain.

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