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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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Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics. Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD. What causes psoriasis? Is anyone researching the disease? A number of things might play a role in causing the condition, including genetics, contact with certain things in the environment, and changes...

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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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