It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Psoriasis Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 3
prisana HB User

I have psoriasis in my toe nails and they are a mess. Of course, I can't wear open toed shoes anymore. Worse than that, I think I am begining to get it in my finger nails. Does anyone know anything that will help this?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-27-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rosenberg, TX.
Posts: 2,600
Marti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB User

This is what I could find out for you:

In Germany many patients derive benefit from colloidal silicic acid. This is taken by mouth mixed with orange juice. Over a period of two or three months improvement of the nails can be seen.

In Germany, colloidal silicic acid is used for dry skin and brittle nails and is a product that can be bought over the counter. It is available in the UK marketed by a Company called Saguna but it can be quite difficult to obtain. There have been some very limited trials looking at the efficacy of this preparation and these have shown reasonable results.

Anecdotally a number of dermatologists noticed that psoriasis of the nails improved when patients were using vitamin D preparations for psoriasis of their skin. This led to a more focused study of vitamin D creams and ointments rubbed into the cuticle in the treatment of nail psoriasis.

Experience from around the world has shown that this is an effective line of treatment and should be regarded as the first-line treatment of choice. The vitamin D Cream or Ointment should be massaged into the cuticle for about five minutes twice a day. When onycholysis is present, calcipotriol scalp solution can be dripped under the nail and massaged in, which is effective.

Remember that nails grow extremely slowly and what you are influencing is not the exiting nail but new nail that is developing from the nail plate. It may, therefore, take up to a year for finger nails, and two years for toe nails to grow out normally so you must be patient with the treatment.

Old 04-27-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 3
prisana HB User

Thanks for all the information. I will try the vitamin D. Thanks again.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
nail psoriasis, pitting beardboy Psoriasis 1 07-21-2009 05:39 AM
Psoriasis Lotus_Blossom Psoriasis 7 10-10-2007 12:18 PM
How to control PSORIASIS ??? myladylis Psoriasis 11 02-07-2007 05:46 PM
psoriasis on my scalp abbie1505 Psoriasis 14 05-04-2006 04:44 PM
My Sisters Psoriasis Is Gone !!!! lins6108 Psoriasis 1 03-10-2006 01:22 PM
Eczema & psoriasis and my poor daughter Baylee Bianca Psoriasis 0 05-23-2005 10:43 PM
soft nails- need help tanisleek Nail Problems 3 04-19-2005 08:10 PM
My Psoriasis Routine (YMMV) quietly_serene Psoriasis 0 10-10-2003 02:52 PM
nail psoriasis tomeboy147 Psoriasis 2 09-25-2003 03:44 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:21 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!