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Inverse/flexural psoriasis

  • By CathyD Moderator

    Does anyone else here deal with inverse psoriasis? If so, what do you find helpful?

    For me, diaper cream seems to really help, particularly with preventing the skin from rubbing on itself and getting irritated any further. I also try to keep the area as dry/not sweaty as possible. Sometimes I use a medicated talc in the summer. In the past I was prescribed a steroid cream which didn’t seem to help much, but phototherapy (originally prescribed for a guttate flare) really did help a lot. I would love to hear if anyone has any tips or tricks for dealing with this!

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  • By ConnieC006

    I have used Desitin cream on the inverse psoriasis between my butt cheeks which does seem to help when it is especially irritated. If there is bleeding, I also use antibiotic ointment to avoid infection. Cornstarch powder helps under the breast area and other creases.

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    • By CathyD Moderator

      I’ll have to try out the cornstarch powder, ConnieC006 – thanks for the tip! Inverse psoriasis really does get into the most uncomfortable areas doesn’t it?!

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