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Nail down what you can do to keep psoriasis under control.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on 10/03/2017 Sources
Ashley Curtis, MD
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
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ASHLEY CURTIS
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, the nails, and even have systemic or internal involvement as well. The nails can show a variety of different things when you have psoriasis. Some of the most common things we see are discoloration. You can have pitting or what looks like depressions in the nail. You can have lifting of the nail off of the nail bed, crumbling of the nail, or even just abnormal outgrowth of the nail. These things can be very distressing to patients. The problem is psoriasis of the nails is very difficult to treat. The psoriasis is normally affecting either the nail matrix-- which is really the nail factory where your nails grows, and that's deep under the skin-- or it's affecting the nail bed-- which is what your nail lays on top off. Depending on the severity of your psoriasis, we may start off with milder treatments like topical medications. But if it's already very severe, we may already go to oral medications or other meds that are possibly injectables. So a lot of patients ask me how can I make my nails look better with psoriasis? I don't recommend a lot of manicures. That can cause some trauma to the nail and make the psoriasis worse. However, you are welcome to use some buffing, which can help smooth it out and give you a little shine. You can use some clear polish. And you can even keep the nail nicely trimmed.

Nail down what you can do to keep psoriasis under control.

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