Nail Psoriasis - Topic Overview
Psoriasis of the nail can be very hard to treat, and
treatment is not always successful. Treatment is aimed at the white
half-moon-shaped root of the nail (the matrix).
- Your doctor may recommend that you rub 1.0%
fluorouracil solution (such as Fluoroplex) into the area where the nail and
skin meet (skin fold) twice a day.
- Another option is flurandrenolide-impregnated
tape (such as Cordran) applied in strips at the base of nails every night for
- Triamcinolone (a steroid) may
be injected into the nail folds. This is effective but very painful, even when
diluted with an anesthetic.
- The nails may be surgically removed
after 5 to 10 days of treatment with a urea compound that is applied under a
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 06, 2010
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