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How do you manage inverse psoriasis under the breasts?

How do you keep comfortable with inverse psoriasis? I cannot wear a bra, so I wear a camisole under my top. It is so hot, I cannot stop sweating and am feeling even more uncomfortable. I take methotrexate and am at a dose where my Dr doesn’t want to give me more (which I am fine with) but I am sore and don’t know what to wear. This sucks! What are your strategies for managing inverse psoriasis under the breasts?


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  • Toni
    2 weeks ago

    I am suffering so badly from this now! Not only is it under my breasts, but it’s on my breasts. Everything hurts and I have to wear a bra it is just so uncomfortable. I load myself up with oil and lotion, And then sometimes apply organic corn starch. But it doesn’t seem to be going away because of the friction, heat and humidity. It’s the one spot that I am having an awful time with..

  • sinceiwasfive author
    2 weeks ago

    I hear ya! And we are expecting to go over 40 degrees with the humidity! Yea (heavy on the sarcasm here).

    Lotions and potions and powders don’t do much for me anymore. They used to take the edge off, but they are not enough. As a kid, I did UV treatments, but have never had any long term remission. I started taking methotrexate a few years ago because my skin hurt so much. But my last liver scan did not look great. I don’t know what is left to try or if it is even worth it.

    I still don’t wear a bra (too much pressure and friction), usually a cotton/polycotton tanktop/camisole. Thankfully, I have not yet had any infections.

    I wish I know what else to say or to suggest. Good luck.

  • sinceiwasfive author
    1 year ago

    Thanks Cathy!

    I admit I am feeling sorry for myself at the moment, do appreciate the support.

    I am taking methotrexate and have various topical creams. Over the years I have tried many things, and I don’t want to dwell on the negative, but have never been in remission. The only time I was clear was when I pregnant.

    Thanks for listening.

  • VickiN moderator
    1 year ago

    I don’t suffer from inverse, but I do have a number of guttate spots under my breasts these days, and boy is it a pain. The hot, humid weather is not helping and I want to burn my bra every day. I use coconut oil to reduce friction/chafing, but I too struggle with finding things that help! Just wanted to say you’re not alone out there 🙂
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

  • CathyD moderator
    1 year ago

    Inverse psoriasis can be a real challenge, @sinceiwasfive. Have you been given anything topical to use on it?

    I’m not sure I have any suggestions for what to wear (when I had psoriasis under my bust I just wore a bra that didn’t have any underwire) but I found diaper cream really helpful for preventing the skin rubbing against itself and getting more aggravated. I also used a medicated powder to help with keeping the area less sweaty, and prevent any fungal infection from taking advantage. In the end, UVB phototherapy cleared it up, although I do still flare sometimes in the summer. I really hope you are able to find something that helps. Hugs!

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