What can be mistaken for inverse psoriasis?
Other psoriasis mimics
Lichenified dermatitis, where a person’s skin becomes leathery. Secondary syphilis, which includes a skin rash plus swollen lymph nodes and fever. Mycosis fungoides, a rare type of skin cancer. Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus, a genetic skin condition.
Can inverse psoriasis go away?
Treating inverse psoriasis
Psoriasis is an incurable condition. You can manage it many different ways. You should avoid triggers that may worsen your symptoms. You should also seek treatment options.
How long is inverse psoriasis?
At times, treatment can lead to clear skin and no psoriasis symptoms. The medical term for this is “remission.” A remission can last for months or years; however, most last from 1 to 12 months.
What causes inverse psoriasis to flare up?
Inverse psoriasis is caused by an abnormality in your immune system, just like other autoimmune diseases. But moisture (in the form of sweating) and friction can trigger the symptoms of this particular type of psoriasis.
Is inverse psoriasis itchy?
Your skin might itch or burn, and it could get flaky or scaly. Jock itch is a fungus, and you can treat it with an antifungal medicine and by keeping the area clean and dry. Inverse psoriasis also can show up in the crease between your thigh and groin, but it’ll just be red and white, and not scaly.
Is Vaseline good for inverse psoriasis?
A product like Vaseline can be beneficial as it protects the skin against sweat and moisture. If you know you’ll be walking and creating friction in the areas of irritation, apply Vaseline to help the skin glide easier. To find the best inverse psoriasis treatment for you, visit your dermatologist.
How common is inverse psoriasis?
Inverse psoriasis occurs in 2 to 6 percent of people with psoriasis and most often alongside some other form of the condition, such as plaque psoriasis. It’s more common in people who are overweight or obese or have deep skin folds.
What does inverse psoriasis mean?
Inverse psoriasis (also known as intertriginous [in-ter-TRIJ-uh-nus] psoriasis) appears on skin of color as lesions of purple-ish, brown or darker than the surrounding skin, in body folds. On Caucasian skin it appears as bright red lesions in body folds. It may appear smooth and shiny.
Can you have two types of psoriasis at the same time?
These symptoms are common enough that plaque psoriasis is sometimes simply referred to as psoriasis. But there are other types of psoriasis, which have different symptoms. It’s possible for a person to have more than one type of psoriasis at the same time and for psoriasis symptoms to change over time.
How do you know if psoriasis is healing?
The itch is gone.
Fortunately, a sign your psoriasis may be going into remission is a decrease in the amount of itching you experience. You may find you can use less topical medications, such as certain creams containing steroids, that help to reduce the itch and inflammation on your affected skin.