Nail Psoriasis (cont.)
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What Is the Treatment for Nail Psoriasis?
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At present, psoriasis of the nails does not have a cure. The goal of treatment is to improve the function and appearance of the nails. If the nails have a fungal infection, a doctor will prescribe an antifungal medication.
Are There Home Remedies for Nail Psoriasis?
There are no home remedies to cure nail psoriasis. In areas where the nail has loosened, gently trim the nail back to the skin where it is connected. This will allow medications to work better. All nail care must be very gentle. Vigorous nail care and attempts to remove debris beneath the nails can cause psoriasis to flare and worsen. Attempt to avoid injuring the nails so that the nail doesn't loosen more and so that the area doesn't become infected.
Nail polish is safe to use and can hide discoloration. It may also help to reduce the appearance of surface irregularities. Nail polish should be removed before medical examination of the nails.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/4/2016
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