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What are you looking forward to most about spring?

Spring is in the air. We can look forward to more daylight, more moisture in the air, and warmer weather. Winter can be a tough time for those living with psoriasis. Spring represents the onset of something new and hopefully some positive change in symptom management.

So, I want to know! What does spring mean for you? How does it impact your symptoms? If you could throw a farewell party for your winter psoriasis flare - what would you say goodbye to first?

  1. Hi @heatherazar. I am personally looking forward to saying goodbye to Winter because the dry air from the heaters tend to dry out my psoriasis more making it more painful. I love the Spring minus all the rain. Vickie W., Team Member

    1. The dry air is no joke - and the hardest part is that it's unavoidable! I know how much you love being outside so I hope this Spring brings many moments in your garden!

  2. Hello , This is a great article. For some reason, I got inverse psoriasis this spring. It has caused all of these smooth patches of skin that worsen with friction and sweating. It is burning and hurting, no fun right now. It is in my armpits, under the breasts, and genital region. We never get a break with this. Diane, Team Member

    1. , I was just thinking yesterday that it felt like "inverse psoriasis weather" is on its way! I have had it year-round before, but if it's going to flare up it'll be during the spring/summer. I really have to step up my routine when this warmer, more humid weather starts. Mainly making sure I use a body powder in these skin fold areas. Do you use anything in particular to treat your inverse psoriasis? I hope it calms down for you soon. That burning sensation is really horrible. Hugs! -Catherine, Community Moderator

    2. I also suffer from Inverse Psoriasis. It can be so painful. I have started applying Aveeno lotion under my breasts and then folding up a sheet of paper towel and putting it beneath my breast under my bra. It helps immensely! It keeps the area dry which helps with the friction, sweating and pain. I change it two or three times a day.

  3. Hello , This is the 3rd time in 5 decades that I have got inverse psoriasis. I never realize how painful it can be. I know this is sad, but I put globs of Vaseline on and then toilet paper to keep it on my skin. The things we do in name of psoriasis. I am going to try the body powder. It seems less messy, Diane, Team Member

    1. , I'm sorry you're in so much pain 🙁 Vaseline is such a versatile product, and very gentle for these sensitive areas too. Something else I find helpful is a diaper rash/barrier cream - that seems to stop the skin from rubbing against itself and getting irritated. That's probably even more messy than the Vaseline though... If you do try the powder, let me know if it helps. Hope you can get some relief! ๐Ÿ’– -Catherine, Community Moderator

  4. Hello , I tried the powder. It was so soothing. I did try vaseline and powder together one day; just had to be grown. Not a pretty picture - it all clunked together. Using the powder alone felt really good. Great tip!! Diane, Team Member

    1. , I had always wondered if using a powder with an ointment would work - I guess now we have the answer to that! I'm glad the powder alone felt soothing. I think it helps with the sweat that can irritate our inverse psoriasis. I hope it helps make everything a bit more comfortable for you. ๐Ÿ’– -Catherine, Community Moderator

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