What is the role of triamcinolone in the treatment of nail psoriasis?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Cindy Li, DO; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide suspension of 2.5 mg/mL into the proximal nail fold is very helpful for nail matrix psoriasis (eg, pitting, ridging, leukonychia). This medication may be administered every 4-6 weeks. The proximal nail fold is sprayed first with a refrigerant spray for anesthesia, and the injection is given with a 30-gauge needle.


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