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Are there pictures available online of psoriasis on the hands?

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MedicineNet.com and Healthline both provide photos of psoriasis on the hands as well as other parts of the body. Healthline also provides photos of eczema on the same body parts, as the website points out.

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Are there pictures available online of psoriasis on the hands?
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Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease that progresses from small pustules on the skin to large scaly patches, according to MedicineNet. Psoriatic hands often develop psoriasis on the nails, which is accompanied by a condition known as distal onycholysis, in which the nails start to separate from the skin and develop a crumbly and pitted texture. Some people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis of the hands, which may cause permanent joint damage if it is severe. Doctors treat psoriasis in various ways, including topical creams, phototherapy, laser therapy and oral medications.

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