What Is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaling patches covered by grayish white or silvery white scales. The lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet and can be difficult to distinguish from Athlete’s foot. The nail appearance may be confused with fungal infections of the toenails.
Psoriasis can cause a characteristic pitting appearance on the nails. Pustular psoriasis is a form of the disease characterized by small pustules or blisters filled with clear or cloudy fluid, and can mimic acute Athlete’s foot.
The joints of the feet and lower extremities can also be affected, leading to painful arthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, and other medications are common treatments. Please consult us before taking any medications.