What Are the Symptoms of Nail Psoriasis?

What are the symptoms of nail psoriasis?

People suffering from nail psoriasis have active psoriasis and psoriatic changes in fingernails or toenails.

The following are the common symptoms of nail psoriasis.

  • Translucent yellow-red discoloration in the nail bed, resembles drop of oil under nail plate
  • Pitting
  • Transverse lines in nail
  • Areas of white nail plate
  • Excessive proliferation of the nail bed
  • Nail plate separates from its underlying attachment to nail bed. Nail plate whitens and may detach. Secondary infection may occur.
  • Nail plate weakens due to disease of underlying structures

The following is a picture of typical nail psoriasis.

Don’t take it lightly! Damage to the nail bed by the pustular psoriasis can result in loss of the nail.

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