Intertrigo

A red discharging rash affecting hot sweaty skin.

Affects soft skin areas such as the groin, below the breasts, in the armpits or any other area where one area of skin is folded across another area of skin.

This refers to a mixed infection of flexural skin and therefore affects soft skin areas such as the groin, below the breasts, in the armpits or any other area where one area of skin is folded across another area of skin. In this very warm and moist environment it is possible for candida, fungal and also bacterial infection to grow and broad spectrum treatments to cover all these possibilities are usually necessary. Diabetes should be excluded in this type of patient.

This condition is extremely common and can be distressing. An expert consultation, available here, will often bring about dramatic improvement.

by Dr John Ashworth

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