17 Sep 13:40
Anyone's nails affected, how do you deal with that?
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
17 Sep 13:48
yes, mine were a big mess in the past james,peeling and fungal looking ,finger nails are great toe nails, usual are minging anyway .i changed my lifestyle ,looking at the nails now, they looking good.
17 Sep 13:50
i had them so bad years ago,finger nails,the pain:(they were coming off away and i had to keep pulling them out as they would ingrow, painful,bleed :(, i did it though:).
17 Sep 13:56
My fingernails just look slightly corrugated, my toenails however, grow in folded in half. I can cut them but need to use a nail softner first. The two big toenails are the real villains though. They kept going ingrown and getting infected. Eventually I had them both removed. They have since regrown but are way thicker than they should be and heavily ridged. I can only trim them with electricians side cutters then I need to use emory paper to sand them smooth. I often wish they would just remove them and kill off the roots.
17 Sep 14:01
i see ,i got big nail problems when arthritis started not with psoriasis alone, some people get problems with psoriasis alone i have heard but,can be severe with psoriatic arthritis , its sighns of inflammation, 7 months ago, i was thinking of getting the angle grinder out the shed to trim my toe nails :)
17 Sep 14:04
Keep mine short, and clean them with peroxide and a nail brush.
17 Sep 14:05
when i get athletes foot on me 2 toes,same ones all the time , i stick my feet in hydrogen peroxide that helps too :)
17 Sep 14:08
I may have to start getting the chiropodist to trim mine as my joint flexibility becoming noticably compromised.
17 Sep 14:09
do you have psoriatic arthritis aswell james,you said you have i think? thanks
17 Sep 14:15
Soak feet or hands in warm water with Apple cider vinegar added to it..
17 Sep 14:18
I do John, not majorly so far but my GP said that will change. I'm in the middle of drastically changing my diet plus how much sleep and excercise I get so hopefully I'll see improvements or, at the very least, no worsening.
17 Sep 14:33
good for you james, best try make some changes before things may get bad,may not but,i think,best be safe than sorry,if i knew all these things years ago, i could had made that choice to change,better i did it now over the months than never ,not easy i know,i still have a good night now and again until october, then 2 month complete detox:),wise choice i think you have made for sure james :)
17 Sep 15:23
I haven't heard that one Jordan but I'm happy to give it a try.
My toe nails are gruesome but I am sporting 10 lovely strong painted finger nails right now. They are looking so good I have been asked if they are real. Don't know how long I will keep them but so far so good.
17 Sep 15:28
Fadeela, I use apple cider vinegar a lot in my cooking so I always have plenty around. Another tip worth trying.
17 Sep 16:10
I have problems with my big toe nails as well. I find giving them a good soak in Epson salts helpful, then file them down like crazy to remove the thickness..then paint them
17 Sep 16:49
Painting mine is definately out. What I would like to find out is if those electric nail files are any good, could they cope with nails like Orc's claws.
17 Sep 23:19
It's all starting to come together now that I've joined the group and see the conversations. Had my first bad scalp flare just a couple months ago and yes, my big toenails have problems too. Didn't know it could be attributed to P. Hmm? I'm making a diet change and hope to see positive results. Limiting sugar and wheat to start. Dr appt tomorrow and hope to get medicated shampoo. OTC shampoo has done nothing and I'm also trying African soap. Learning so much from the group, thank you all for sharing your experiences.
18 Sep 00:50
I have lost my big toe nails once before a few years ago so now when it starts I know what to do to stop it
18 Sep 00:59
Jennifer, what do you do to help your nails?
18 Sep 20:22
Any advice on how to treat the ongoing itching around the nails?
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