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What should I know to care for someone with nail psoriasis?

When caring for someone with nail psoriasis, it is important to remember that it is very likely they also have body psoriasis. If the disease is widespread, it can have a significant impact on daily life and cause the individual to develop high levels of self-consciousness. Providing support and an understanding of what they are going through will help them cope. It will also be helpful to make sure they are avoiding triggers - such as alcohol consumption - as much as possible. Alleviating symptoms will help lead to a more normal lifestyle. If they are on medications or have to visit the doctor regularly, you can help to keep them on schedule. It is important to remember there may be an emotional side to the effects of psoriasis, so being a support will be a substantial help.

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