Mishlyn
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What has nail psoriasis looked like for you? I have had pitting, thickness and my nail lifting off of the nail bed. I've wondered if the excessive picking & scratching that once consumed me caused the lifting?

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18 responses

Tina
Tina @tina1980

I have pitting and nail rising off bed as well I honestly don't think it's due to scratching. I believe it's just a side effect of the psoriasis.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

I think your right Tina, what made me think of the nail bed rising was the skin that would get caught under my nails. I can remember times when skin would sometimes get stuck underneath.


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Medicine applied by your hands may be to much for them use medical gloves to shield your hands use lemon 🍋 and no more moisturizer there.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

I never thought of the medicine applied Clint, that is a good point!


Ace
Ace @chris1623

I know with my when I first had it it hurt. They were also hard cut.


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

I have had the same too Ace, on my 2 toe nails. Filing it down with a metal nail file and keeping moisturized with coconut oil helped me to take control of them. I also think omega 3 and probiotics are helping keep my nails good.


A
A @millionways

The p is in all my nails, under my nails and around my nails. Its pretty bad on my toes. It hurts and I have to cut my nails very short. I cut off half of my toenails.
I wonderd if I should let my toenails removed, but I am to chicken for that.
Never found a remedy, accept the chinese doctor. I think this one is only to cure from the inside.
Sometimes its worse then other times.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

I have P under most of my finger nails...they have dents on them ( is that the pitting ?) and they grow off my nail bed as well. They grow quite well & are very hard to cut .The P under my toe nails was very bad .Had a thickening of skin under the nails which caused it to grow upwards off the nail bed. I used to soak my feet in water & ACV with some bicarb which would soften the skin then I would scrape it out from under my nail. I must say my toe nails are looking much better but I also have to keep them very short coz if they get a knock to them the pain is horrific.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

I don't know - my toenails never scratched a thing in their lives and got totally psoriatic for 3 whole years so I would think the scratching wasn't the only thing!


LaRhonda
LaRhonda @larhonda

I soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes every week an a friend turned me on to kalawalla supplements. Toes look great now


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Great to hear Larhonda! I have never heard of kalawalla, I will look into it :) How much peroxide did you use in your soaks?

My toe nails have never lifted from the nailbed, which made me wonder if picking may contribute to it.. Did your toe nails lift off Sarah?


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Ummm they kind of lifted up if that makes sense! They never came off at the nail bed. But they lifted up as the psoriatic stuff built up underneath (sorry it is a bit graphic but that's how it was I guess)...


Susan
Susan @godcares

Michelle I don't think it's from picking... It's just the nature of the wonderful unique trait that we all have or had...


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

Sarah , after soaking my feet I would take a file & clean that build up under my toe nails...it actually helps ...my toes looking much better & my nails not rising / lifting ....


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

Great to hear that Ellen! 😃


Ellen
Ellen @ellen6

My toe nails are so thick and yellow i would love to have them out in the sun but dont like the look of them.
I once went to have a pedicure and the chinese were talking in own lingo and made me feel uncomfortable so i do them my self with an angle grinder pmsl... joking.. but i tend to feel that the nails are also effected by diet as i went on juice+ diet and my nails went near enough back to normal as soon stopped they came back the same.. i cant live on this diet all the time i love my food like..


Mishlyn
Mishlyn @mishlyn

I have found a big improvement in my nails, skin and hair since starting Omega 3 with a high epa level. Have you ever tried using a metal nail file to file down your nails Ellen? Have a nice foot soak and then file down.. brings them back close to normal :)


Ellen
Ellen @ellen6

Havent done metal file will try omega 3 with high epa a shot.
The nails are so sensitive be scared to use metal file.



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Ontario, Canada

One of my biggest lessons in life and with Psorasis is: ❤when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at change.❤ -Dr Wayne Dyer




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