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Is cosmetic repair an option to treat nail psoriasis?

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Cosmetic repair can treat nail psoriasis. This can involve:

• Nail scraping and filing
• Nail polish
• Artificial nails
• Surgical removal

To help prevent problems, trim your nails as short as possible, and wear gloves when you work with your hands.

SOURCES:

Di Lernia, V. Dermatology Online Journal , 2010.

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. Dermatology Online Journal , 2010.

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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