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Anyone's nails affected, how do you deal with that?

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Theme Nail Psoriasis

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 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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:).


James
James @ferns

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.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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 :)


Donna
Donna @ItchynScratchy

Keep mine short, and clean them with peroxide and a nail brush.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

when i get athletes foot on me 2 toes,same ones all the time , i stick my feet in hydrogen peroxide that helps too :)


James
James @ferns

I may have to start getting the chiropodist to trim mine as my joint flexibility becoming noticably compromised.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

do you have psoriatic arthritis aswell james,you said you have i think? thanks


Fadeela
Fadeela @fadeela

Soak feet or hands in warm water with Apple cider vinegar added to it..


James
James @ferns

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.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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 :)


James
James @ferns

I haven't heard that one Jordan but I'm happy to give it a try.


Kim
Kim @Foody

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.


James
James @ferns

Fadeela, I use apple cider vinegar a lot in my cooking so I always have plenty around. Another tip worth trying.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

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


James
James @ferns

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.


Mary
Mary @maryk

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.


Jennifer
Jennifer @jennifer55

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


Mary
Mary @maryk

Jennifer, what do you do to help your nails?


Lindar
Lindar @lindar

Any advice on how to treat the ongoing itching around the nails?



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