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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
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?
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?
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
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
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?
My friend has been diagnosed as nail psoriasis only , can nail psoriasis perceeds systemic manifestations of psoriasis?Is there any surgical cure?Thx
Quite a few causes: Up to 50% of patients with psoriasis have pitting nails, but other diseases: reiter’s syndrome, some connective tissue disorders, sarcoidosis, pemphigus, alopecia areata, and incontinentia pigmenti. Also localized trauma such as cuticle-picking, dermatitis (e.g., atopic or chemical dermatitis) that disrupts orderly growth in that area also can cause pitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have psoriasis and now its affecting my fingernails there yellowing and lifting off .I lost two nails already .Is there anything that will help?
I have been suffering from nail psoriasis for 2 years . After visiting a dermatologist i'm using elecom lotion. Is there any other effective treatmen
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
I have nail pitting.I used to bite my nails.nothing else.no other single sign of psoriasis..could it be something else?due to biting?it comes and goes
It means nothing: Many healthy folks have this.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?
Several causes of: Nail pitting. You are right psoriasis can have involved nail pitting and it can even present before the rash too! Besides psoriasis, nail pitting is seen in reactive/post infectious arthritis and alopecia areata(autoimmune hair loss). You should keep an eye out for rashes and/or joint aches as these may be signs of problems to come in the future. No clear supplement will definitively help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer