When Psoriasis Picks on Your Nails


Laura Ramos Hegwer

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nails with psoriasis

Sometimes psoriasis goes beyond your skin and affects your fingernails and toenails.  For some people, psoriasis attacks only their nails and nothing else.

Fortunately, there are ways you can get your nails back in shape—but it will take a little patience.

What It Looks Like

Many people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis have nails that turn yellow or become thick, pitted, or rippled. Sometimes, the nails even crumble and become loose from the skin under the nail.

Psoriasis doesn’t have to ruin your life—if you find the right doctor, determine the best treatment, and commit to living a healthy lifestyle, you can stay on top of your condition.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 18, 2017

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