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Severe Psoriasis Of The Nail
1.What is the prognosis of nail psoriasis?2.If the patient has only nail psoriasis can the dse have systemic manifestations after a while?3cosmetic?
Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?
Two different things: Nail fungus is very difficult to get rid of once you have it. Even if it is cleared, you'll likely have a recurrence sometime in your life. Calluses and corns occur because of the bony architecture of your foot, and will generally continue to recur unless you apply accommodative padding, wear orthotics, or have surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Infection. : The possibility of infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that i recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral antifungal medication such as Lamisil (terbinafine) that you take daily for 3 months. Or laiser treatments to get rid of the fungus. Lamisl and laser treatments have a much higher cure rate. Laser treatments are not usullay covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?
Unlikely, but . . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more
Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?
Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so i wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be nerve...: Without a visible rash and/or break in the skin, the sensation of "itching" is nerve related. Keep track of what may be related to its onset - such as 1) did you eat something that triggered it?, 2) did you wear something that irritated the area?, 3) did you move a certain way that may have aggravated it? DISCUSS with your PCP too - sometimes may be related disease - like diabetes, thyroid, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer