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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