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Inverse Psoriasis: Your Treatment Options

Inverse psoriasis affects the skin inside the folds of your body. It gives you red, shiny patches in certain places, like:

  • In your armpits
  • In skin folds around your genitals and between your buttocks
  • Under your breasts
  • In your groin

The skin in these areas is more sensitive, so the condition can be a challenge to manage and treat. Lesions can cause cracks (called fissures) in the creases of your skin, which may be painful and bleed. Because of its location, the disease may also cause:

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that forms thick, red, bumpy patches covered with silvery scales. They can pop up anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Psoriasis can't be passed from person to person. It does sometimes happen in members of the same family. It usually appears in early adulthood. For most people, it affects just a few areas. In severe cases, it can cover large parts of the body. The rashes can heal and then come back throughout a person's...

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  • Irritation from rubbing and sweating
  • Yeast or fungal infections
  • Sexual problems because of discomfort

The good news is, you have a lot of different treatment options. You can work with your doctor to find one that works best for your skin.

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