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Psoriasis and Eczema

What is it?

Psoriasis and EczemaPsoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. The principle feature of the disease is increased turnover of the skin. The feet are commonly involved in psoriasis. It can affect either the skin or nails.

Manifestations in the Foot

  • Typically pink or red plaques with a superficial layer of fine silvery white scale may be seen on the top of the foot while more thickened skin or calluses and fissures are seen on the plantar surface, particularly at sites of pressure.
  • Psoriasis commonly also causes nail dystrophy (thickening, discoloration & brittleness) including separation of the nail plate from the nail bed or subungual keratosis (thickening of the nail).

The role of Podiatrists in managing Psoriasis and Eczema

The role of the Podiatrist is aimed at treating these secondary complications associated with psoriasis and eczema. Affected dystrophic nails must be cut and ground appropriately. The thickness of all calluses and fissures must be reduced to prevent pain and discomfort. Please consult one of our Podiatrists for further treatment.

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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic