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

Psoriasis Message Board

nail psoriasis

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: schaumburg,il,usa
Posts: 3
tomeboy147 HB User
Post nail psoriasis

I have psoriasis under all my finger nails, and have tried most topicals none seem to work on my nails or skin. I just started taking Omega 3 fish oil and would like to know if anyone has any good remedies?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-25-2003, 05:11 AM   #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

I found this information for you on the net by doing a search on nail psoriasis. I will also say that fish oil contains the same properties as jojoba oil in that the molecular structure is very tiny, which will allow it to penetrate the surface layer of the skin and nails. Jojoba oil's molecule is actually smaller than that of fish oil, so therefore, can penetrate deeper. I might suggest you use a mixture of jojoba oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil. This combination of oils will allow for deep penetration of the oil, while also having the additional benefits of vitamin E's healing and 'anti-aging' properties, along with conditioning and moisturizing benefits of the jojoba and sweet almond oil. Keeping the nail plate super-hydrated can help to prevent nail plate crumbling which is a result of acute nail psoriasis.

"There is no cure for nail psoriasis but it may improve by itself and may even return to a normal appearance. Although nail psoriasis is a benign condition, it can be uncomfortable and look unsightly causing significant dysfunction and psychological distress.

Several treatment options are available. Currently no one option has been identified as the best and all of them may prove disappointing. Treatment depends on the site and severity of the nail disease in individual patients.

Calcipotriol solution applied twice daily to the nail folds is safe to use and may help nail psoriasis if applied over prolonged periods
Topical high-potency corticosteroid solution or ointment works best when covered by cellophane wrap at bedtime. Avoid prolonged occlusion (2 weeks at most) or continuous therapy with corticosteroids.
Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injected into proximal nail folds is helpful (but painful) in nail matrix psoriasis.
Topical 5-fluorouracil cream applied to the matrix for 6 months may improve pitting and subungual hyperkeratosis.
Psoralen and UVA (photochemotherapy or PUVA) may improve nail psoriasis.
Systemic treatment with oral methotrexate, retinoids and cyclosporin is usually prescribed for generalised psoriasis but may also be helpful for nail disease.
Antifungal treatment may be prescribed if secondary infection is present.
Chemical or surgical avulsion therapy, i.e. complete removal of the nail, is rarely recommended. The regrowing nail may be as badly or worse affected than prior to the procedure."

Old 09-25-2003, 03:44 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: schaumburg,il,usa
Posts: 3
tomeboy147 HB User

Thanks for the help. I will see the doctor next week to she what they have to say.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
nail psoriasis, pitting beardboy Psoriasis 1 07-21-2009 05:39 AM
Why don't I have a nail on my pinky toe? marialaura74 Nail Problems 4 07-30-2008 05:27 AM
what would cause a hole in my nail ma999 Nail Problems 15 03-02-2008 06:44 AM
Mold on nail??????? Frogi60 Nail Problems 5 08-20-2007 11:35 AM
Nail fungus Pamela20 Nail Problems 24 06-05-2006 07:07 AM
No more nail Kapipsi Nail Problems 22 10-30-2005 09:59 AM
Nail separated from nail bed mom2kkk Nail Problems 1 06-27-2005 09:26 AM
Dented nail close to nail bed jodiebrown Nail Problems 3 04-19-2005 05:54 AM
Help would be greatly appreciated cheddah22 Nail Problems 1 02-22-2005 07:36 PM
Separation from nail bed sixhudsons Nail Problems 3 11-16-2004 10:01 AM

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 03:44 AM.

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