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Flexural psoriasis

Flexural psoriasis: Introduction

Flexural psoriasis: Flexural Psoriasis is a non-infectious auto-immune disease, caused by activation of T-cells within the skin. It is a form of psoriasis found in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and in other flexion creases such as those around the genitals and buttocks. It often results in redness and inflammation, with scaly, dead skin on the surface. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Flexural psoriasis is available below.

Symptoms of Flexural psoriasis

  • Flexural Psoriasis can occur anywhere in our body, but commonly they occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back.
  • Itching, especially during sudden flare-ups or when the psoriasis patches are in body folds, such as under the breasts or the buttocks.
  • Nail disorders may be found in peoples with flexural psoriasis.
  • Frequent shedding of silvery scales may be seen.
  • Pain and itchiness in the affected area
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Flexural psoriasis

  • Emollients: Emollients may include keratolytic agents such as urea or salicylic acid
  • Rest
  • Baths: Soaking in warm water with a bath oil or tar solution can often help cure psoriasis and lift the scale. Bland soaps or soap substitutes may be useful
  • Topical
  • Systemic drugs such as methotrexate
  • more treatments...»

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Flexural psoriasis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Flexural psoriasis:

  • Chaffing and irritation from heat and sweat
  • Secondary fungal infections particularly candida (thrush)
  • Lichenification (a type of eczema) from rubbing and scratching - this is a particular problem around the anus where faecal material irritates causing increased itching
  • Sexual difficulties because of embarrassment and discomfort
  • Thinned skin due to long term overuse of strong topical steroid creams
  • more complications...»

Causes of Flexural psoriasis

  • Stress: The emotional stress such as depression and anxiety are strongly associated with psoriasis flare-ups
  • Infections: A bacterial or viral infection can cause a flexural psoriasis
  • Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Persons living in cold temperature regions
  • Steroids and some other medications
  • more causes...»

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Flexural psoriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Flexural psoriasis

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Flexural psoriasis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Flexural psoriasis

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More information about Flexural psoriasis

  1. Flexural psoriasis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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