Trish
...feeling frustrated Trish @trish3

Itch, treatment

Loosing my fingernails to the big P I think.......... they are very thin within last 6 months, ridges and peeling off in layers. I’ve tried many products, temporary fix????
Should I just give in and get acrylic or gel nails???

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Bernice
Bernice @bernicej

Nooooooo! It weakens the nails! Gonna burn like a bitch when it cures too. Hun....I wouldn't. But I do understand WHY u would want to. STRONGS


steve
steve @beachbum

Mine used to be a mess, both toes and fingers, but now they are normal again and my psoriasis is almost all gone. First, make sure you don't have sleep apnea, That can make psoriasis worse. If you do, get on CPAP. Second, I would highly recommend you start making and consuming either kefir or kombucha using ginger, turmeric, and pineapple juice in the second ferment. Turmeric in particular has amazing healing capabilities.


Trish
Trish @trish3

Thanks but some of the stuff u suggested Ive never heard of, easy to buy?


steve
steve @beachbum

I guess it depends on where you are located. The easiest way to start is with water kefir. It's a probiotic drink that is easy to make. You will need to buy the water kefir grains, but they are cheap on line in the US and reproduce quickly if properly cared for. The key ingredient is turmeric ( a root like ginger) and if you research it on the internet you will find many articles about it's benefits including preventing autoimmune diseases like psoriasis as well as cancer prevention. By adding turmeric juice into kefir for the second ferment, you increase it's bioavailability. It's also a good idea to grind in some pepper. Ginger and galangal roots will also have an impact. The mechanism on how it works can be found on line if you search on "curcumin and NF-kB". In very simple terms, a key protein which causes autoimmune reaction in your cells is blocked, meaning, it stops your psoriasis and cells perform normally in disease management. My psoriasis is mostly gone now and the same thing could work for you.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Hi Trish, I am sorry to hear about your nails. Do you use any type of moisturizer on them at the moment? I have recently discovered Moringa oil and I have been applying it to my nails, feet and skin. It has been working amazingly, I also started taking omega 3 with high epa at the same time. Since starting both my skin and nails feel healthier and stronger. I have also used coconut oil mixed with tea tree oil on my nails and find it very hydrating as well. I hope you are able to find some relief soon! Great to have you here! Welcome to Flaym!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

hello trish and welcome to flaym, i changed my diet/lifestyle and my finger nails are normal and not peeling off,brittle or fungal looking, its inflammation from inside us that causes nails to do this,,my nails look great though i dont really care to much because i am a man, i understand ladys like nice looking nails


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Hi Trish, welcome to Flaym! I think getting false nails of any kind on already fragile nail beds could create more damage rather than less, although I totally see that it would be helpful for the appearance of the nails... The temptation would be great but I think if this were me I'd have to tell myself sternly to avoid the temptation! Tough to do though...


Trish
Trish @trish3

Thanks folks Ltd of great advice, guess I wasn’t sure if it was from psorarsis or medicine or ointments I apply to scalp and ears.......so many things I’ve tried do not work.....:like the tar based shampoos....omg they burn and make it worse......in addition to scaly patches now appearing on my arms and back.......I’m 66 and it was liveable till late!!!!!! Many hot spots have disappeared(. Lost half an eyebrow to “P” but after years it went away and brow grew back!!??? Now I just keep New hot spits😤😤


Jan
Jan @jan1967

I used to wear fake nails until my thumbnail had fungus so bad that I nearly lost the whole nail. My manicurist advised me to stop getting the nails. They hold water under the lifted nailbeds and thus the fungus. My nails are horrible - the main thing is that they are lifted from the nailbeds almost 1/2 way on all but 4 nails. They are not thick and discolored like most pictures show. I do have my toenails manicured and so far so go. The manicurist actually cured my fungus in my toenails by cutting them very short and they gradually grew out and mostly reconnected to the nailbeds. Can't do this with my nails at it would not be practical due to nails having to be cut very short as my nailbeds are still tender. I have just learned to grin and bare it. My dermatologist said the only thing that might help would be the biologics but since I am lesion clear, she did not want to prescribe due to side effects. So for now I just cut them very short and try not to be embarrassed. Sorry I know this is not what you wanted to hear but it is reality for me.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen6

Also i used these (btw not advertising as not a seller) juice plus+ berry blend + capsules thet helped nails get back to normal.. just looked at ingredients Gelatine capsules containing dried powder blend of juice and pulp from grapes and berries (48%) from (in varying proportions): concorde grape, pomergranate, blueberry (15%)a, bilberry, blackberry (8%)a, elderberry, raspberry (4%)a, cranberry, blackcurrent; cocoa powder, mixed tocopherols, green tea extract, ginger root powder, vitamin C anticaking agents: silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate; artichoke leaf powder, grapeseed powder, citrus extract...

Hmmm mainly all anti flammoritary ingredients... interesting...


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Great that you're lesion free, Jan. Hope your nails will repair over time! Ellen those capsules are a mixed bag for people. Some report good results, and some report massive flares. The mysteries of p...


Ellen
Ellen @ellen6

Yes indeedy Sarah..



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