Intertrigo | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of intertrigo?

Symptoms of intertrigo include a red or reddish-brown rash that can appear anywhere skin rubs together or traps wetness. The most common areas include between toes, in the armpits, in the groin area, on the underside of the belly or breasts, and in the crease of the neck. Intertrigo can also affect the skin between the buttocks.

The affected skin will often be very raw and may itch or ooze. In severe cases, intertrigo may cause a foul odor, and the skin may crack and bleed.

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)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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