Symptoms & Treatment

Intertrigo Symptoms, Causes and Treatment 


Intertrigo is a skin infection often caused by either a bacteria, a virus, or fungi. The condition starts with a rash in body areas with lots of skin folds like the back of the ears, neck folds, groin, under the arms, and the spaces between individual fingers and toes.


Intertrigo is an uncomfortable, painful, and itchy condition. It can be triggered by a wide variety of issues, such as excess sweat that’s unable to evaporate from the skin folds due to friction and blocked pores.


Symptoms of Intertrigo


Intertrigo can manifest in several skin conditions which include the following:


  • Athlete’s Foot

  • Eczema

  • Boils

  • Hailey-Hailey Disease

  • Erythrasma

  • Thrush

  • Impetigo


Typical symptoms of intertrigo are listed here as well:


  • Growths that look like boils
  • Smooth and shiny red patches on the skin
  • Reddish blotches
  • Flaking skin


You must speak to a doctor readily once you’ve noticed any of the above symptoms or if you experience any of the conditions where intertrigo might flare-up. It’s best to let your doctor see your rashes to check if it is indeed intertrigo and to prescribe treatment plans as needed.


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