Nail Psoriasis (cont.)
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Medical Treatment for Nail Psoriasis
A doctor may recommend that a part of the nail be removed, either chemically or surgically. Chemical removal of the nail involves putting an ointment on the nails for seven days. The nail comes off by itself with no bleeding.
Even with effective treatment, an improvement in symptoms may take a long time, since eight to 12 months can be needed to generate a new fingernail.
Medications for Nail Psoriasis
A doctor may prescribe any of the following medications:
See the article Understanding Psoriasis Medications for more information.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/8/2015
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