Psoriasis of the nail: practical tips

Once diagnosed with psoriasis, it is advisable to keep the nails very short because they are very fragile and any microtrauma maintains the disease.

If the nails are sick, and in addition we intervene on them with a manicure, it limits the effectiveness of treatments and promotes the development of the disease.

It is necessary to have a good hygiene of the parts affected by the disease (hands, feet) and to limit as much as possible the humidity at the level of the nails, because it is a factor of risk of mycoses.

It is also necessary to take care of the hygiene of the skin: often the mycoses reach the skin before going to the nails.

Colored nail polish is not contraindicated, but it is best to avoid false nails on diseased nails, especially because when removed, it will re-ignite the nail and traumatize it.

We must also try to protect the nails of other types of damage, because psoriasis makes the nails fragile.

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- Psoriasis in general medicine, Jean-Jacques Guilhou, Arnette Blackwell, 2005, Paperback.
- Psoriasis: Evolution and Revolution, Louis Dubertret, Medicine / Science 2006.
- National Union of Dermatologists and Venereologists, 2013.

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