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Nail Psoriasis

Nail psoriasis

If you notice changes in your nails such as discoloration (white spots or yellowing areas) or pits or if your nails seem infected or are painful, see your doctor.

Self-Care at Home

In areas where your nail has loosened, gently trim the nail back to the skin where it is connected. This will allow your medications  to work better. All nail care must be very gentle. Vigorous nail care can cause your psoriasis to flare. Attempt to avoid injuring your nails so that your nail doesn’t loosen more and so that the area doesn’t become infected.


To prevent psoriasis of the nails, keep your nails dry and protect them from damage.


Nail psoriasis does not have a cure, but the treatments above may improve the appearance and function of your nails.

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