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How can I treat nail psoriasis?

How can I 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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


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How can I treat psoriasis of the nails is it possible that the pain in my knees is connected to thepsoriasis?

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

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What can I do about my nail psoriasis?

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

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What would nail psoriasis look and feel like?

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 more

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Can nail psoriasis perceeds systemic manifestations of psoriasis ?

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

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Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Is there any treatment for nail psoriasis?

Yes: The best treatment is to discontinue tobacco use as that makes psoriasis worse. Biologics such as enbrel, humira, strattera (atomoxetine) can be very effective. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several options: There are several options depending on the severity of the involvement. Tnf agents such as enbrel, (etanercept) Humira and others can produce dramatic improvement. Talk to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for mild nail psoriasis?

Is there a cure for mild nail psoriasis?

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

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What could be wrong my three years old has pitted nails with out psoriasis ?

Pitting nails : He may have iron deficiency anemia if it's not a rheumatological condition such as ankylosying spondylitis, Reiters, Rheumatoid arthritis. Have the pediatrician check a iron, tibc, and ferritin level. ...Read more