Intertrigo is a common skin eruption that occurs in areas where skin rubs against skin, ie, underarms, under the breasts, and the inner thighs/groin. Intertrigo has many different potential causes including:
- Fungal/yeast infections
- Bacterial infections
- Irritation dermatitis
- Allergic contact dermatitis
Predisposing factors include heat, moisture, and weight gain. Not surprisingly, a mainstay of treatment is to minimize these factors and treat the underlying cause.
The physicians of Dermatology Associates Medical Group have expertise in treating intertrigo and other skin conditions. Learn more about your treatment options by calling 310-626-4631 for a consultation.