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Spotted, thickened, and discolored nails? Her what you should know

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The change in appearance of toe/finger nails due to psoriasis.

Up to 7.5 million people in the United States suffer the autoimmune disease known as psoriasis.

- Physical exam by a general physician is required for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Lab tests might be required.
- Can be physically irritating.
Nail psoriasis mostly develops in people who already suffer from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. It is a chronic autoimmune disease and the degree can vary from mild to severe. As psoriasis is not contagious but hereditary, so is nail psoriasis.
Ages Affected - no particular age group faces high risk as the development of psoriasis of the nails is independent of the age factor.

Symptoms

Partially Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include discoloration of the nails, debris build up and loosening of the nails.

People May Experience
Issues with the nails - clear yellow - red discoloring of the nails, thickening of the under the nail skin, leukonychia, crumbling of the nails, formation of little pits in the nails, and deformation of nails in shape and size without any cause.

Treatment

Self-care: Keep nails trimmed and clean. Moisturize the nails and cuticles to prevent cracking of nails.

Medication: Prescription drugs given by a physician should be taken. Over-the-counter anti-fungal creams, ointment, and gels can be helpful. Corticosteroid injections are another viable option.

Specialists: Other treatments such as surgery can be undergone after consulting a specialist. Consult medical experts at mfine and receive the best possible medical treatment for your condition.

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