User Avatar KopaMar 31, 2021

4 Tips to Manage Psoriasis Under the Breasts

Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

If you have inverse psoriasis, you know it affects sensitive areas of the body that are usually covered by clothing, and that it can be uncomfortable and keep reoccurring.

“Inverse psoriasis usually happens in areas of skin folds like the underarm, groin, and under the breasts,” says Julie Russak, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist practicing in New York City. “In these areas, you have a lot skin-on-skin contact, so the skin becomes macerated, or sweaty, and moisture typically occurs.” That moisture and chronic rubbing can cause psoriasis to flare, which can cause discomfort just about anywhere, but can really be an issue beneath the bra line.

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