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Last Updated: May 11, 2023

Inverse Psoriasis natural treatment

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Dr. Smita Patil0Ayurvedic Doctor
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This medical condition of inverse psoriasis is a version of psoriasis which predominantly affects the skin folds. This condition appears in the skin folds as a shiny rash in areas like the genitals, the armpits and under the breasts. This medical condition of inverse psoriasis does not give out any kind of scales due to the moist environment of the region where it has appeared. 

The rashes on the skin folds appear differently depending on the type of the skin it has appearing: 

  • For light or fair skin tones: The color of the rash is usually pink or red and in cases where scales have appeared then the color of the scale would be silvery white.
  • For medium skin tones: The color of inverse psoriasis for medium skin toned people have rashes which are salmon colored and if the scales have appeared the color of the scale would be silvery white.
  • For black or dark skin tones: The color of the rash in dark or black toned people is usually and when the scales appear it is of gray color. In some cases, dark brown rashes can be seen but mostly they remain unnoticed.

People who usually suffer with this medical condition of inverse psoriasis are known to be experiencing discomfort due to the occurrence of these rashes in tender, sensitive and delicate areas. When you suffer from this medical condition of inverse psoriasis there are chances that you might be suffering some other kind of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis has been found as the most common occurring kind of psoriasis.

Some commonly occurring psoriasis are: 

  • Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis

Cause of psoriasis

This medical condition of psoriasis is said to be an autoimmune condition which is chronic and generally this problem affects the healthy skin cells and majority of the people suffering from this condition believe that genetics is an important factor for getting this medical condition. There are certain other environmental and other conditions which lead to the rise and growth of this medical problem and some of the them trigger it to flare up and they are mentioned below: Some other prescribed medications

  • Illnesses
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Skin injuries

The condition of inverse psoriasis can get worsened when the skin is rubbed, brought under the influence of sweat or you are suffering from obesity. When a lesion or rash does not go away on its own there are very high chances that your doctor may diagnose you with this medical condition of psoriasis. As this condition persists throughout the lifetime of a person, you should discuss and explore all the possible options and treatments for the management of the medical condition of psoriasis.

Treatment of inverse psoriasis

Though this medical condition of psoriasis is an incurable problem, there are certain methods and options that you can opt for managing this. The first step for the treatment of this condition involves the avoiding of the triggers which makes your condition bad or worse and for this you can also explore other conditions as well and the treatment options can be light therapy, medications and certain topical products like lotions, powder and creams. For the best treatment options you will have to consult with your doctor and he will help you determine it accurately.

For the treatment of the symptoms of inverse psoriasis you can take various prescribed treatments and they act as the first line treatment and they are: 

  • Anthralin
  • Topical steroids
  • Vitamin D or calcipotriene (sorilux, dovonex, calcitrene)
  • Coal tar

When the condition becomes persistent and severe you will have to consult with your doctor immediately and then he might suggest you to get light therapy or any other kind of medications or treatment.

These treatments are full of chemicals and toxins so there are various natural or homemade remedies which can be brought under application to get relieved from the problem caused by the symptoms of this medical condition of inverse psoriasis. There are so many natural remedies available that you can opt for the treatment of the symptoms of psoriasis but not all of them are backed by scientific information and proof. Some of the natural or homemade remedies are listed below that will soothe you and provide relief to you: 

Live a healthy life and follow healthier habits in your lifestyle

For the management of this condition of psoriasis you should adopt and follow a healthy lifestyle as it is a known fact that obese and people with poor diet are prone to suffer from this medical condition. You can exercise and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, which has been found very helpful and effective in the treatment of psoriasis. Some simple yet very effective ways to keep yourself healthy are given below: 

  • You should reduce the intake of sugar or sweets and also consume less processed food items
  • You should start the inclusion of whole food in your diet which include items like vegetables and fruits
  • You should start eating healthy proteins and lean meat

Mind Body interventions

There are so many triggers present for this medical condition of psoriasis and stress is considered as one of the most common trigger for this condition and there are various methods or options available that you can opt for mind body practices in your daily life routines such as:

For reducing this condition of stress you should practice mindfulness and increase your tolerance for the emotional and physical trauma or pain caused due to this medical condition of psoriasis

You can also take aromatherapy which includes the scent and smell of various natural oils like rose, chamomile, lavender etc either in the form of a diffuser or include in your bath for the reduction of your stress

You should start meditating by sitting alone or among a group of people for only a short period of time each and every day

Bathing treatments

You should keep yourself exposed to natural sunlight for sufficient periods of time or take bath in natural springs that will help you to get rid or reduce the symptoms of the medical condition of inverse psoriasis and this treatment technique is said to be baleno phototherapy or balneotherapy.

Herbal therapies

There are various herbal medications or therapies present that can help you in the treatment of inverse psoriasis, for example you can take Mahonia aquifolium or Oregon grape which is an antimicrobial herb and is brought under application for the treatment of this condition and has proved to be very effective in relieving the patient from the symptoms significantly, when it is used as a cream at a concentration level of 10%. In certain cases, the scaling and the redness because of psoriasis is reduced by the application of aloe vera. There are many other herbal treatments available that you can opt such as you can consume 1½ to 3 grams of turmeric every day for the reduction of the symptoms of psoriasis and you can also try tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar for the treatment of the scalp caused by the condition of psoriasis.

Nutritional supplements

There is scientific evidence and proofs available which support the argument that these supplements are very helpful and effective in the treatment of the symptoms of psoriasis. You should avoid these supplements immediately when you start to experience any kind of side effects as the brand of the supplements are known to vary very widely. You can take the following natural supplements which are found to be very effective and helpful: 

  • Vitamin D
  • S adenosylmethionine (SAM-e)
  • Glucosamine
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Chondroitin
  • Fish oil

You can find vitamin D in various sources and food items like drinks which are vitamin D fortified such as milk and orange juice or food items like eggs. You can also get yourself some amount of vitamin D from the sun by exposing yourself in the sun but you should be doing it for only 10 minutes.


As this condition is incurable so for providing some relief to the patient certain methods are opted. The supplements, substances and treatments mentioned above are very useful to provide relief to the patient suffering from the condition of inverse psoriasis but these treatments options will never help you to get rid of the problem completely and before you take up any of the therapy make sure that you consult with your doctor about that particular option and then he will suggest and guide you accordingly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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