TEXTURE: Pitted Nails
If you notice pitting, or small depressions and dents on the surface on your nails, it might point to another skin disorder, Steele says. "Pitting on the nails is usually a sign of psoriasis," an inflammatory skin disease that typically causes scaly, itchy, red patches on the body. But if your body isn't tipping you off, pitting is another way those skin lesions show up, says Steele. "But it's also possible to have nail-only psoriasis," Steele adds. Your doctor can usually diagnose psoriasis with a straightforward physical exam and may recommend a topical treatment, oral or injected medication, or light therapy.
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