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Pain in joints, horizontal groves in thumb nail. History of Asthma and Eczema. Could this by psoriatic arthritis?

I am a 32 year old female with asthma and eczema . I have been having pain in the joints in my hands the last few months. The joints are not red or swollen. I also seem to have a decrease in strength in my hands and I have horizontal groves in both of my thumb nails . Could this by psoriatic arthritis? What kind of home treatment can I try, I have been using NSAIDS with no luck
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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The pain in the joints that you are having is likely to be related to arthritis. It can be associated with the nail changes that you have described. If NSAIDS are not helping then you need disease modifying agents after consulting a rheumatologist.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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