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Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Depends: Nail pitting can be seen in psoriasis and patients can sometimes lose a nail as a result. Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal medicine and won't do anything unless your problem is due to a fungus. Having a dermatologist look at you will help determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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I have nail pitting on my finger nail and i google and found out it is call psoriasis. May i know what are the treatment to cure it.

I have nail pitting on my finger nail and i google and found out it is call psoriasis. May i know what are the treatment to cure it.

Pitting : Not necessarily psoriasis -- other posssibilty can be trauma (injury to the nail) if all/many nails are involved , could be more likely a systemic process as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of: • psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits); • alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome; • incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more

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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more