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Nails And Psoriasis

Nails And Psoriasis

Does anyone have psoriasis on the back of their hands and if so does it affect your nails as mine are terrible and I have to wear false ones.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes do you feel the ridges in your nails. I had to wear fake nails for years because my nail would break and flke off . then they got better .I think a lot of it has to do with meds.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi. I have psoriasis on my hands but not my nails however I am also a beautician. Best advice I can give is to stop wearing false nails. Can't stress enough how much damage they'll be doing to already damaged and weak nails. Shop around and find a ridge filler Base coat nail polish and and just paint your nails rather than using fakes. I can almost guarantee that after a while the nails condition will improve!! Hope this helps :)

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Also make sure any lotions or soaps don't have perfume or fragrance in them because it will burn and make your psoriasis worse .

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I used white cotton gloves and cut the fingers out of them because when I drive the sun burns my hands.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

my nails got ridges and turned yellow brownish and my knuckles began getting sore. I used tea tree oil and they cleared the soreness left to I put the oil on and under my nails smells bad but worked for me

posted over 3 years ago
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