What Are the Symptoms of Nail Psoriasis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of nail psoriasis?

A:
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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