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Conditions

Nail Psoriasis

Nail psoriasis

This condition affects your nails, causing them to become pitted and discoloured. They can also grow in strange ways, leaving big gaps betwen the nail and the nail bed, and sometimes becoming thick, loose and separate. In the severest of cases, the nails can crumble away entirely. Most people who suffer from nail psoriasis also suffer from skin psoriasis, and the causes of both are similar, and have a genetic link. There are not currently any cures fro nail psoriasis, but there are treatments that can be used to mitigate against any additional symptoms, such as fungal infections of the nail. Gently trimming back the nail can reduce the appearance of unsightly growths, as will ensuring the nail doesn’t suffer any unneccesary damage.

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Hi there! I was diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis which affects my skin and nails. My toenails are thick, discoloured and often lift off! My fingernails are so soft and thin causing them to split down past the quick, but it's the pain in my nails that's worse! I am very disabled with PsA, on methotrexate, since 2006, I've been medically retired since 2008, is there anything I can try to a) improve brittleness, & b) to help with the pain! It's awful! Thank you,





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I am 19 years old and was diagnosed psoriasis at the age of 13. It has gotten a lot better due to weight loses and eating healthier. Growing up in high school made me suffer a lot being self conscious and in secure. I still suffer with nearly all of nails damaged. I now have a dark spot on my right foot, big toe and I worry that it might be something serious.





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I had had psoriasis since i was 8years old i began with one nail and know i am 21 and i already have 5 nails with this disease u have tríed metrotrxate phototheraphy everything. I dont know what to do know i wish someone can help me.





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Hi everyone, my nail psoriasis was diagnosed from a dermatologist and he prescribed me Neotigason capsules....THEY WORK!!!!!!

I am worried about my toenails they are turning black, the doctor gave me, daktrin cream but this does not help, I AM SO EMBRASSED.PLEASE HELP ME.





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I have had psoriasis under my finger nails for over six years. I've had tests and treatment until it got to the point where my GP just told me I had to live with it. I'm a health care professional and deal with members of the public everyday. I had become very depressed and embarrassed about this (can't wear nail varnish to cover it due to cross infection). I consider myself a healthy fit person. Recently it appeared as if three of my finger nails were going to come away. I'd read online about having vitamin D. I started taking one supplement a day. Now four weeks later I cannot believe the difference and can see healthy nails!! Even my skin lesions have improved dramatically. I hope this helps.





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I struggled with a horrible FINGERNAIL problem that doctors alternated between diagnosing as fungus and psoriasis (or both). Tried every med under the sun. Even had steroids injected under my nail beds (yes, as uncomfortable as it sounds).... finally found something that made the issue 90% better. Genadur nail lacquer. Rx only. It's only really supposed to strengthen nails. One doctor suggested it as sort of a "why not" Hail Mary option and it did the trick in a couple of months used twice a day religiously. Hope this helps a few of you.





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I wrote on this last year and about my skin and nails, since then ive recently been in hospital getting tar and light treatment which has worked wonders, my skin mostly cleared exept my legs. But there was still nothing they could do for my finger nails, im a fisherman and need my hands for work all day, my nails keep catching and get ripped off the pain is beyond words. But duck tape does kind of help haha, i met people in hospital whos psoriasis was a thousand times worse than mine and i get it really bad so ive had a new out look on life since then and you just have to think that theres always some poor soul worse off.





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Sweety i was the same for the last three years. Miserable No RX worked.. My daughter started selling neriumAD a wrinkle crean..(that has also.proved effective on psoriasis ) within a week of putting it on my face i noticed it calmed down my nails. I discontinued using my steroids etc and exclusively apply the nerium AD night cream.. 60days later my nails are 7/10 nearly normal. It is a MIRACLE for me!! They are longer than ever! Try it! U can get it on ebay bit cheaper than tje MLM program...lol And GEL manicure not press on better. Bless u.

I was diagnosed with nails Psoriasis when I was 30yrs old, within 6 months I lost all of my finger nails. I have not had children, there is no Psoriasis in my family tree (going very far back) and I do not smoke or do drugs. I have tried all of the steroid creams and countless pills with no results. My Dermatologist has let me use press on nails to make the confidence a little better and that I work in a customer service retail setting. He has told me that I could be the poster child for Psoriasis. When I do not have the fake nails on, I cannot do day to day activities, like put up my hair or even take my dogs collar off. My nails are a mess (putting it lightly), they crack, bleed, burn, itch and peel on a constant basis. It is so embarrassing. I am now 32 and single, fearing that I will stay that way as no one is going to want hold my hand. No one really understands the pain that this illness can cause people. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.





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Ive had palm pustular psoriasis also effecting my nails on my feet and hands for 4years now. It started following the birth of my first child. I have tried every treatment available and nothing helps. I now have only 2finger nails unaffected and the rest are missing or just big hard plaqued messes. What I find remarkable is that no research has been done involving the link with pregnancy as with my subsequent pregnancies the psoris cleared up completely but then returned soon after birth. It seems a simple solution would be to treat patients with what ever the link is in pregnancy......I presume oestrogen.





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I understand and agree 100% with you alexandra. I have had skin psoriasis ever since I was a child and am now 30. However 3 years ago when I had my first child I developed nail psoriasis affecting every nail! when I stopped breast feeding it started to get better, but then ofcourse I decided to have another child, and BAM its back on every toe and finger again! Definately a link to pregnancy and hormones!





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