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Have you ever had psoriasis on your nails? What helps?

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Maggie Chong
Maggie Chong @maggiechong

Tried Emtrix but it doesn't help with my nail psoriasis.


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Diet/lifestyle changes and yes i have :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Flaym. I have never had Psoriasis on my nails but I do maintain my nails. I don't grow my nails too long as it might split/break. I now use a lavender nail & cuticle balm to keep soft and smooth. I also don't wear cutex at all.


Flakey
Flakey @flakey

Yes
For years I thought I had a fungus under a toenail, until a skin specialist took a look and said you have Psoriasis. My various gp's never picked it up. The specialist looked at my fingernails...ridging etc, and elbows (which I also had many years of painfully dry cracked elbows) gp only telling me to use heel balm.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Flakey. Welcome to Flaym. That is why I don't go to GP's. They never really tell us what is happening or going on. I thought I knew a lot about Psoriasis but since I've joined Flaym, I learned so much more. Important things like our diets. Check out our Theme section and see what our fellow Flaymers use for their P. Good luck and glad you have found us. :)


Flakey
Flakey @flakey

Thanks Michelle


Janice
Janice @Immy

No, I haven't I have enough to cope with the rest, I certainly wouldn't want that as well.


Patricia
Patricia @patricia1979

What is the best way to help nails and toe nails I have it in both


Cynthia
Cynthia @cynthia7

So far nothing has helped.


Flakey
Flakey @flakey

The dermatologist prescribed [...] lotion 0.1%
It hasn't cured it... but is not getting worse...
I have not tried it on my fingernails ridging


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Hello Flakey, ,Is that a steroid? thanks


Herman
Herman @herman1

Hi got it on my forehead and nail with the best treatment been to the best dermatologist noting has helped


Linda
Linda @linda2525

Hi, I have had psoriasis on my nails for the past 5 years. Despite several treatments I have had no positive results. I have been told by the dermatologist I see annually, that here is no cure to-date. The symptoms I experience can vary from inflamed cuticles to my hand hands aching from time-to-time, as well as fungi looking nails. Fortunately I only have it on my nails.


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Hello Linda,a dermatologist wouldnt know as they treat symptoms, funny i cured my nail problem just by changing my Diet/lifestyle :) a doc or derm wouldnt know as they are not trained in this area which is understandable,If i went off the rails and binged on toxins(bad foods ), i am sure it would all come back aswell as my joint problems,It depends if you are talking about the nails or psoriasis?,best and please do not look for a cure, manage as best you can Linda which ever way , i wish you well :)


Phill
Phill @phill1904

Yes I do and as a guy it's extremely had to deal with. I tend to keep them trim and I have found [...] steroid works but does not clear it. Don't think there is a solution and the clinic don't have anything to help.


Sylvia
Sylvia @sylvia72

That's an excellent question i have it on both my hands and my nails split and break very easily they are pitted and flakey too and I have a vegetarian diet with lots of fruit and veg and I also drink lots of wateri also moisteriser all the time nothing works for metope you can find something that works for you


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Hello Phill, there is as i cleared my nails by changing my diet /lifestyle, my nails look good, though that is a choice a choice for everyone,psoriasis is from within and not from the skin, its what we do that can make symptoms worse, i wish you well :)


Anne
Anne @anne27

My thumb nail is the first finger nail to get it. My toe nails are a mess. Seeing dermatologist on Monday so I'll pass on any tips x



Inge
Inge @inge2

I've got two fingernails with PS 😔


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I have a split nail on my thumb. I did not think anything about it until I heard that it could be nail P. I thought it might be vitamin shortage but I heard it could be nail P. Ive been using my coal tar for years, file my nails top and edges. Keep them clean and im using a valendar balm to keep them soft. I dont know if it is P but now Im trying to keep them healthy


Sonya
Sonya @sonya2

I have had for years on and off but only relief I get is to cut nails as much as possible and for some reason the regrowth is fine - but not long before it all starts up again - a losing battle. The thumb is the worst - also have P head and one leg.


Heather
Heather @heather0611

I got small ones under my nails. Thankfully they’ve been mild.


MIRTHA
MIRTHA @mirtha

Yes I have it on my nails, toes and feet. I don't know what to put on my nails. I recently started consentyx two in a half weeks ago.


Lilly
Lilly @lilly2

Yes and I have not found anything that helps. I can only use gel powder to do my nails. I stay away from acrylic. It's more expensive, but I like to have my nails pretty. I do leave them out in the open every couple of months.


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

It came on me last year quite bad. I've always had ridges in my nails and splitting easily but then last year 4 of my nails just came away from the bed and was really painful. They have grown back but keeping an eye on them as they are ridged. Touch wood doesn't come away from the nail bed again


Meryl
Meryl @meryl1

Oil your nails daily . Keep nails trimmed back so that they have a good chance of reattachment . Moisturisers won’t penetrate the nail bed. If the build up under nails is obvious another psoriasis sufferer that I know and my son does nail treatments on , ( we are both Nail technicians and educators ) , suggested salycilic(5%) in ointmemt. Leave on for 10 mins, wipe off and clean scale out so that it helps stop the Nail separation. Even my podiatrist was impressed by the change in my toenails and asked me what I was doing. I get it under my toe and finger nails . This has also helped my areas of scale . Like everything , what helps some may not help others but I hope this helps a little. I also have psoriatic arthritis so it has certainly minimised some of the pain that I deal with in my hands and feet 😊


carol
carol @carol1943

Yes I have and what worked for me was bandaids. The P would get under the nail and push it up and I would put some kind of tape or band aid around the finger until the swelling would go down. I have seen people with P so bad on their fingers that the fingers were eaten away so do not let things get to that stage if you can help it. I spent years with plastic bags on my hands and feet but usually ended up in the hospital for a month and that got things under control for a while.



Roberta
Roberta @roberta1

I sometimes use a natural mud/clay scrub with a little bit of grit in it. That helps to take away the dead skin and somehow the minerals in the clay seem to help the skin.


Julie
Julie @julie1965

I've never heard of this?


Julie
Julie @julie1965

What does it look like? After reading some of these comments, I'm now wondering if I may have some of this!?


Tünde
Tünde @meganetunde

Unfortunately my psychiatric is my nails, fortunately a bit, but it's disturbing, I did not try to do anything because it is mainly under my fingernail. If someone has advice in this connection, I'd love to read it. Healing and a nice day for everyone!


Peter
Peter @Squinker

Yes i have it in my finger nails and toe nails, and at the moment i don't know what helps, so i would like some tips please ?



 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Diet/lifestyle changes , i have great finger nails :)


Shambles
Shambles @shambles

I use essential oils, I mixed oregano with coconut oil and rub on my toe nails once a day. Best results I had out of everything I’ve tried so far.


Vinny
Vinny @vinnyp

Had it for years scalp solution dripped under nails helps a little but it's awful


Sylvie
Sylvie @peps6

Hi
I have psoriasis on my nails and i found a product which really helps me: Kloril P.
I'll put it every night before i go to sleep and after 7-10 days my nails looks really great again. After 20-30 days i have nails without psoriasis at all.
I live in Switzerland, i don't know if you can find it in your country. The producer ist Almirall a company who is in Spain.


MIRTHA
MIRTHA @mirtha

Hi Sylvie, some of my toes have no nails already. I will look in to this. Thank you!


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

My treatment works better for nails :)


fran peters
fran peters @fran0000

fran from los angeles. I love this site. Thanks for all the help. I lost a toenail but it's growing back very slowly. For my heels I useUrea 40% cream. It is easy to find in drug stores or on line.


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

No one interested how i have great looking nails ?you can have nice nails too, though i dont care too much as i am man, just a bonus instead of people looking at what was my grotty nails , my nails now look good enough to nibble on :)


Vinny
Vinny @vinnyp

How did you get over the problem John?


Flakey
Flakey @flakey

Check Sylvie's post


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Thanks Vinny, i changed what i eat and reduced inflammation, i stopped eating rubbish, packet foods, tins, jars and carton juices they have stabilisers,additives and sugar and salt ,stop all dairy including eggs , gluten /wheat. breads, pastas, night shade foods including tomatoes, peppers,smoking, caffeine,alcohol,sugar,sweetners ,stopped tap water unless filtered first or bottled water is great by 2 to 3 litres/liters a day,gave up fried foods, ,fast foods, junk foods,currys, i make my own, bologneses,pizzas, processed meats,old meats pork and beef,fizzy drinks, sweets, and cakes etc, limit salt, paprika,citrus fruits , i do let my hair down from time to time but try not to over do it,well if one wants to have good nails, some changes in Diet/lifestyle is better than none but,it is a choice a choice for everyone , i wish you well vinny :)


Sonya
Sonya @sonya2

Thanks for the info John - but I have to ask what do you eat rather than what we can't eat - sorry but scary thought


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Thats okay Sonya, i eat mainly fresh veg and i eat a lot of it no potatoes but, sweet potatoes are good ,chicken, you can eat fresh fish not shell fish though,turkey ,lamb and venison are less acidic than other meats, vegan is more ideal though i am not a vegan ,i just do chicken mainly,all salads no tomatoes or peppers, no sauces or dressings, gravys etc,olive oil is great as a dressing , i eat brown rice,avocados, i eat raw veggies also in my salads, like sprouts, green beans aswell as a lot of other stuff for salads like cucumbers, lettuce,onions ,radishes peas and sweetcorn, i do eat fresh fruit not citrus fruit like peaches,pears,bananas,melon and blueberries ,i do eat unsalted mixed nuts not peanuts though,i eat more now than i did before i changed my lifestyle,sounds boring i know, i am used to it though, been on it for a year and half now , one has to find out if they get a trigger towards certain foods as we are all different though i listed the bads as above as they are the usual culprits that cause inflammation,i dont seem to get skin inflammation from what i eat though i choose to eat this way and not for my nails but for my joints which is better , this may prevent certain cancers also thats why bowel cancer is on the rise and other cancers too because of the way people eat today, people want it fast and out of a packet and done , thank you ,i wish you well sonya :)


Hayley
Hayley @hayley4

I have it in my nails and never really known what to use for it I would love to have normal healthy looking nails


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Please look above Hayley,it is possible but is a choice , i wish you well


Sonya
Sonya @sonya2

Thanks John, I certainly will try to do my changes slowly


Tracey
Tracey @tracey21

I have psoriasis in my nails but sadly I don’t think there is anything you can do except keep them short.


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

Thanks Meryl I will try that



 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Biologics mohamd? seems a lot of people do do these , can help many :)


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Your welcome sonya, with Diet/lifestyle changes , slow elimination is key to success, what i did , cant be done over night as one will get too much of a sense of loss with foods and i get that completely, i did it over a course of around 2 months, i gave up say dairy and then i was pleased with myself, then i went to sugar,i kept going with the next thing and so on :), i was a sugar junky for pretty much all my life too,i wish you well Sonya :)


mohamd
mohamd @mohamd

Yes, I take this treatment, some times going better, and some times the same,,, but there is a hope


 john,Chewweeeeee
john,Chewweeeeee @chewbacca

Good, I wish you well Mohamd :)


mohamd
mohamd @mohamd

Today I start using product from dead sea... Waiting the result to share it with all


colin
colin @colin1948

Israel Ein Boket desert spa, is an excellent treatment option, the record for being clear is 12 years,tho most its months,



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