How to Choose Deodorant When You Have Psoriasis
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
Psoriasis doesn’t always appear in spots we can see. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, between 21 and 30 percent of people with the condition have a type known as inverse psoriasis. In inverse psoriasis, itchy or painful red patches break out in less visible areas, like the armpits, groin, and underneath the breasts.
When the underarm area is involved, it can make the daily task of putting on deodorant or antiperspirant that much trickier—especially if you have sensitive skin. Dermatologists say it all comes down to looking at the label and pinpointing which ingredients to avoid.