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Genital psoriasis

Genital psoriasis: Introduction

Genital psoriasis: Large, dry, smooth, vividly red plaques occur in the folds of the skin near the genitals, under the breasts, or in the armpits. Inverse ... more about Genital psoriasis.

Genital psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis can occur on the mucous membranes of the genitals but it is not as common as occurrence on the skin. Lesions on the genitals are usually accompanied by lesions on other parts of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Genital psoriasis is available below.

Symptoms of Genital psoriasis

  • Inverse psoriasis typically occurs in the groin or genital area, the armpits, and skin folds, and usually appears as red bumps or patches on the skin. Unlike other forms of psoriasis, it is not scaly. These areas are often itchy or sore. Psoriasis of the genital area may be more painful than other types of psoriasis because it is in such a sensitive area.
  • Recurring attacks of skin rash symptoms
  • Red smooth shiny patches
  • Skin pain
  • Skin inflammation
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Genital psoriasis

  • There is no cure for psoriasis. There are many different treatments; however, a number of commonly used treatments for psoriasis cannot be used for genital psoriasis because the area is so sensitive
  • For instance, topical treatments are available both over the counter and by prescription. However, these can irritate the skin, cause inflammation, and cause skin to peel. Still, this is often the first treatment tried for inverse psoriasis
  • Phototherapy, exposure to ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A light
  • Laser treatment
  • Inverse psoriasis can be difficult to treat as the skin is very sensitive
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Genital psoriasis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Genital psoriasis:

  • Complications are mainly because of the side effects of the drugs. Some of the possible side effects include depression, fatigue, headache, joint pain, insomnia, mouth ulcers, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, high blood pressure, and kidney and liver damage. Some of these medications cannot be used by pregnant women due to their toxicity
  • Infection
  • Sexual problems (see Sexual symptoms)
  • more complications...»

Causes of Genital psoriasis

  • Usually unknown or occurs spontaneously
  • Occasionally can be triggered by:
  • Tight clothes which rub on the skin
  • Contraceptives: sheaths, caps, spermicides
  • Sanitary towels, tampons
  • more causes...»

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Genital psoriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Genital psoriasis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Genital psoriasis

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Prognosis for Genital psoriasis

Prognosis for Genital psoriasis: There are a number of factors that seem to be involved in this, including weather, stress, and diet. By monitoring your condition, you can learn what causes your psoriasis to improve and therefore prevent flare-ups of your condition.

Research about Genital psoriasis

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Article Excerpts about Genital psoriasis

Large, dry, smooth, vividly red plaques occur in the folds of the skin near the genitals, under the breasts, or in the armpits. Inverse psoriasis is related to increased sensitivity to friction and sweating and may be painful or itchy. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Psoriasis: NIAMS)


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