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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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  • 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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