Raquel
...feeling insecure Raquel @raquel1

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How do you know if you have psoriasis in your nails

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Stacy
Stacy @S

I think it’s hard to tell my doctor says I have it in my thumb nail but another doctor is saying it’s fungus and gave me tablets to take for a month to get rid of it but I’m afraid to take them cause it says do not take if you have psoarisis 😳


Angie
Angie @angie191

I have it on two of my nails. They are pitted and look deformed. They started crumbling first. Another way to tell is that you will have no cuticle present.


Stacy
Stacy @S

what does pitting look like ? Probably a stupid question sorry


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Hi Stacy pitting looks like small little holes at first and can grow bigger. I have only had little amounts of pitting that is cleared up now. My big toes nails can get hard and thick. I find soaking them, filing down regularly & moisturizing with oils great keeping under control.


Raquel
Raquel @raquel1

I think it started on my big toe it looked infected so I cut the nail and it bled finally healed so I cleaned the toe nail while dry dead skin comes out. Now my thumb hurts so bad nail is purple like if I got fungus... plus I like to get my nails done. Is that a bad thing. I'm so scared to loose my nail


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

It may be a good idea to have your dr check it out Raquel. That way he can prescribe something if needed. In the meantime a good oatmeal foot/hand soak may be soothing & a good moisturizer afterwards. I love coconut oil on my feet :)


Raquel
Raquel @raquel1

Thanks Michelle. I been thinking the same thing. It's just hard with no insurance


Susan
Susan @godcares

My friend had really bad toe nail psoriasis. I had it too, but not as bad as him. His were pitted, hardly any attachment, and yellowish too. Really thick as well. He soaked his feet every night in a strong solution of water and apple cider vinegar. Helped tremendously and eventually went away.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Wow! That is awesome Susan! Maybe give that a try Raqeul? How frustrating insuance can be 😔 it shouldn't be so difficult.


Stacy
Stacy @S

I have it in my thumb nail and that’s why my doctor thinks it’s psoarisis because she said it’s not very common to have nail fungus in your finger nails


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Hi Raquel! I had a whole foot of terrible toenails until about 2 years ago. I had them for around 3 years. They were thick, chalky and wouldn't cut at all. The nail beds were crumbly. There was no pitting, and I did have cuticles though. They were actually had both fungus and psoriasis. My derm took a scraping of the toenail and grew a culture from it that confirmed the tiniest trace of fungus, and a lot of psoriatic skin! The little trace of fungus had set off the psoriasis big time. I took 8 weeks of antifungal tablets (internals) and it cleared the fungus right up, and the p along with it. Nails are now completely normal and look fine and dandy. Unlike some of the rest of me 😊


Sophia
Sophia @sophiac

Hi, I am new here. I have been suffering with P on my finger nail beds. Sometimes my finger tips swells up like little cherries crack open and bleed. In total lost all my finger nails three times. 3 years later, most of my nails have grown back but still battling with 3 that keep lifting off. There are No cuticles and when they do grow back they are hard. A specialist told me that the big P is mostly caused from stress


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Hi Rachel
I have a friend who had nail fungus not pso.
He used acv and fresh garlic. Either dab it on nails or soak your toes/ fingers. It took a while but they healed. Worth a try.



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