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Nail Psoriasis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Nail Psoriasis

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

Exams and Tests for Nail Psoriasis

If a person has known psoriasis and has characteristic changes of the nails, the diagnosis is typically apparent. In some situations, the doctor may take a biopsy (a small sample) of the skin under the nail to determine if someone has psoriasis of the nail.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/8/2015

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