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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

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Brown line in the middle of one of my nails and half of the nail is brittle, could it be fungus or nail damage?

Splinter hemorrhage: Splinter hemorrhage can be from a trauma but may be a sign of lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, an infection of the heart valve (endocarditis). Brittle nails can be caused by vitamin B7 (biotin) deficiency, a thyroid problem or a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What the main cause of reaccuring nail fungus and painful corns under the feet?

What  the  main cause  of reaccuring nail fungus and painful corns under the feet?

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 more

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What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

Normal: As people age it is normal to get vertical ridgesand splitting of the nails. Some people believe that if you use a moisturizer around the cuticles this will help. ...Read more

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What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

What causes toe pain in nail and below the nail and in the joint below the toe nail?

Infection/.hematoma: May be infection or hematoma under nail plate extending further back under skin. A traumatic event can cause these symptoms; this can be from excessive shoe pressure or other form of repetative stress on area. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

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

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What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

What are the causes of the black part of fungal nail infection?

Many possibilities.: The black discoloration may be due to fungal debris, bacterial growth, underlying dry blood or external debris like lint from black socks or other external debris like dirt. ...Read more

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What is the treatments of psoriasis? When the patient already develops the symotom of psoriasis.

What is the treatments of psoriasis? When the patient already develops the symotom of psoriasis.

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic diseases without a cure, but symptoms are managed through a variety of modalities: topical steroids, emollients, phototherapy are just a few. Working closely with your dermatologist or pcp can help you come up with an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

What is the cause of  scalp psoriasis?

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 more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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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 more

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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 more

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Are the symptoms of turf toe severe?

Are the symptoms of turf toe severe?

Depends : On degree of turf toe. It can be extremely painful depending how much damage was done and worst cases need surgery but most need immobilization and need to be in walking boot. Need MRI to tell what degree it is so see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

Guttate: This is a form of psoriasis with severe involvement of the skin often with ulceration and bleeding of lesions .it also depends on the extent of skin involvemtn ...Read more

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What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

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 more

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