Intertrigo | Prevention

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How can I prevent intertrigo?

  • Keep skin cool and dry.
  • Do not wear tight shoes or clothing. Wear a bra that has good support.
  • Wear clothes made with absorbent fabrics, such as cotton. Avoid nylon or other synthetic (manmade) fibers.
  • If you are overweight, try to lose weight.
  • After exercising, shower and dry off completely. Use a hair dryer with a cool setting to dry areas that can trap wetness, such as under your arms or breasts.

Source

Intertrigo and Common Secondary Skin Infections by CK Janniger, M.D., RA Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H., JC Szepietowski, M.D., Ph.D. and A Reich, M.D. (American Family Physician September 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050901/833.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 03/06

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