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Nail Psoriasis (cont.)

Surgery for Nail Psoriasis

If other treatments don't work, a doctor can surgically remove the nail. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic before the nail is removed.

Prevention of Nail Psoriasis

Psoriasis is strongly influenced by inherited genes, and prevention of psoriasis is not possible. However, to help prevent flares and involvement of the nails, keep the nails dry and protect them from damage.

Prognosis of Nail Psoriasis

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

Support Groups and Counseling for Nail Psoriasis

Education is one of the foundations for managing this chronic and typically relapsing disorder. People with psoriasis should be familiar with the treatment options in order to make proper informed decisions about therapy. The National Psoriasis Foundation is an excellent organization that provides support to people with psoriasis.

For More Information on Nail Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

<American Academy of Dermatology

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/8/2015

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