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How does psoriasis affect your nails?

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Psoriasis can also affect your nails as they form. It could cause:

  • Shallow or deep holes
  • Shape changes
  • Thickening
  • Separation of the nail from the nail bed, with debris under the nail
  • Discoloration

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. , 2010. Dermatology Online Journal

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. , 2010. Dermatology Online Journal

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Specific locations: Hands and feet."

The Psoriasis Association: "Pustular Psoriasis."

Wound Care Advisor: “What you need to know about hydrocolloid dressings.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

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