Slide show: Common skin rashesBy Mayo Clinic staff
Intertrigo (in-TUR-try-go) is inflammation caused by skin-to-skin friction, most often in warm, moist areas of the body, such as the groin, between folds of skin on the abdomen, under the breasts, under the arms or between toes. The affected skin may be sensitive or painful, and severe cases can result in oozing sores, cracked skin or bleeding.
Damage to the skin and the warm, moist environment can easily result in bacterial or fungal infections at the site.
Intertrigo usually improves with proper self-care methods, such as keeping the affected areas clean and dry, using powders, wearing loosefitting clothing, and losing weight if appropriate. Infections related to intertrigo require drug treatment.Next slide Previous slide
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