Inverse psoriasis is found in skin folds such as the armpits, groin, under the breasts, around genitals and the buttocks. Inverse psoriasis is more common in people who are overweight and people with deep skin folds where friction and sweating occur.
The condition is frequently associated with psychological well-being. Many patients experience depression, which in turn increases the symptoms of psoriasis, and in turn leads to further anxiety and stress.
What does inverse psoriasis look like?
Inverse psoriasis does not have the silvery scaling that other types tend to have due to the moisture content of the skin folds. Increased moisture in these areas also leaves the region prone to yeast and fungal infections, which can be concomitant problems with inverse psoriasis.
This type of psoriasis appears as shiny, dry, red and inflamed areas of skin. It has well defined borders and sometimes causes cracks in the skin creases. The skin may appear inflamed due to sweating and rubbing.