Intertrigo | Treatment

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How is intertrigo treated?

For mild cases, your doctor will tell you to keep the affected area of your skin dry and exposed to air. Your doctor may also want to prescribe a topical steroid cream. For more severe cases, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic or antifungal cream.

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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