WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 -- A cream medication that eases skin inflammation might offer a safer treatment option for people with psoriasis, a new clinical trial suggests.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 8 million Americans, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. The disease arises from an abnormal immune response that triggers rapid turnover of skin cells, causing them to pile up on the skin's surface.
SUNDAY, June 21, 2020 -- Psoriasis causes painful skin rashes and joints but can also affect the nails, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Most of the nearly 8 million Americans who suffer from psoriasis will develop nail psoriasis at some time. That's why it's important to check fingernails and toenails for signs of psoriasis, which may include nail dents, lifting, discoloration, thickening and crumbling.
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- Two new studies strongly suggest that the so-called "COVID toe" lesions that have popped up among some Americans during the pandemic may not be caused by infection with the new coronavirus after all.
Despite intensive testing over a wide time period, none of the 51 study patients afflicted with the reddened, tender toes came up positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.