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Treat Nail Psoriasis
Dermanail: Derma nail, prescription genedur and intralesional steroids can all improve nail psoriasis. The improvement is slow because fingernails will need 6 months to grow out to show the positive effect. Treatment will need to be continued because the inflammation at the nail matrix is still on going.Systemic drugs such as Methotrexate or enbrel, (etanercept) humira, and stelar a will also improve the nails and body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
How can I treat psoriasis of the nails is it possible that the pain in my knees is connected to thepsoriasis?
Nails require therap: Nails require more stringent therapy. Although Methotrexate may work, i suspect you will need a biologic. The ones available for psoriasis include tnf inhibitors like enbrel, humira, simponi (golimumab) and Remicade and also stelera which had a different mechanism of action. ...Read more
I have peeling skin on the tips of my toes and around my right thumb nail, it does not bleed, psoriasis in family so how can I treat it?
Psoriasis: If diagnosis is correct who made it? There are look alike nail disorders. Need see family dr. Or dermatologist for proper treatment. Do have psoriasis other parts body. There is type psoriasis that occurs after b- strep infections, especially childhood. It remains auto immune disease. ...Read more
Small holes: Pitting of the nails or small holes in the nails is the most common sign. In more severe cases the nail can have oil like spots or be damaged with thickening the nail. Over the counter product derma nail can be useful as well as steroid shots in moderate cases.A new prescription genedur will help those with psoriaitc nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Less than 5% of people with nail psoriasis have only that as a manifestion of psoriasis. In other words the majority of people with nail psoriasis have more diffuse disease- on skin or systemic. It might preceed more systemic disease but in a small number of cases it could be the only sign of psoriasis. ...Read more
I have psoriasis disease since my childhood and at this years its just become appear on my nailes is there any midicine exept the salsalic acid?
Mild is Better...: Understand that treating psoriatic nails is sometimes quite frustrating. Curing them is also a real challenge. There are quite a few newer modalities that can affect a better chance of resolution than there was years ago. The success is based on many factors that can be discussed with you be a knowledgeable dermatologist. You can contact a Healthtap dermatologist to help you through your care. ...Read more