This Painful Rash Can Develop Under Your Breasts

What is Inverse Psoriasis—and What’s the Best Way to Treat It?

Psoriasis generally happens on the elbows and knees, but once you have inverse psoriasis, it tends to look as smaller, pink, typically itchy patches within the skin folds or creases.

Also known as hidden psoriasis, this painful form of psoriasis—an inflammatory condition that happens once your skin cells multiply too quickly—appears in places on the body wherever the skin rubs against skin or wherever the skin tends to remain perspiring. It affects 2-6% of individuals with this skin condition.

“Inverse psoriasis gets its name as a result of this rash shows up in terribly specific places wherever skin could rub, like the groin, privates and beneath the breasts,” says Hal Weitzbuch, MD, a specialist in Calabasas, California