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Should I see my doctor about psoriasis on my hands and feet?

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If you have an acute psoriasis flare-up on your hands or feet, see your doctor ASAP. He or she will work with you until you find something that helps.

Psoriasis on these areas is most likely to show up on the palms and soles. This is called palmar-plantar psoriasis. But it can also appear on the tops of your feet, on the backs of your hands, and on knuckles and nails.

From: Psoriasis on Hands and Feet WebMD Medical Reference

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 October 30, 2017

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 October 30, 2017

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