Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey: Patient Care home Penn State Hershey: Education home Penn State Hershey: Research home Penn State Hershey: Community home
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
  Library Home
  Find A Physician
  Find A Practice
  Request An Appointment
  Search Clinical Studies
  Classes and Support Groups
  Ask A Health Librarian
  Subscribe to eNewsletters

Penn State Hershey Health Information Centers
  Bone and Joint

        Follow Us

Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis

Suggestions from the experts

(HealthDay News) -- Nail psoriasis causes pitting, discoloration and thickening of the nails.

So how to take care of your nails if you have the condition? Here are suggestions from the National Psoriasis Foundation:

  • Trim your nails as short as you can, since longer nails are more prone to everyday damage.
  • Protect your nails from injury, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms.
  • When washing dishes, cleaning or cooking, protect your hands with a pair of cotton gloves underneath vinyl or nitrile gloves (not latex).
  • Talk to your doctor about corticosteroid injections and other possible treatments.

-- Diana Kohnle

Copyright © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved.