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What are symptoms of intertrigo under breasts?

What are symptoms of intertrigo under breasts?

Intertrigo: Reddening of skin (erythema), moisture, burning & itching, sometimes cracks in skin with oozing & infection ...Read more

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What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

Antebacterial: There is no specific brand to use, but i recommend anti-bacterial brand because intertrigo allows for infection to set in in the inflamed areas. Make sure to keep the affected area clean and dry. ...Read more

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I have intertrigo on my scrotum. What to do?

I have intertrigo on my scrotum. What to do?

Here are some ...: Intertrigo denotes some inflammatory chafing skin change at deep sklin folds or juxtaposed skin surface, resulting from sweating moisture, warmth, & local bacterial & fungal overgrowth. So, modifying and eliminating the unfavorable conditions by weight loss, heightened topical hygiene with more dryness and aeration, judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for penile intertrigo?

What is the treatment for penile intertrigo?

Intertrigo: The treatment of choice is Prescription Vytone Cream. This combination medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, fungal skin infections such as ringworm/athlete's foot/jock itch). This product contains 2 medications. Iodoquinol is an antibiotic that works by preventing the growth of fungus/bacteria. Hydrocortisone is a mild corticosteroid which reduces inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is impetigo and intertrigo the same skin disease?

Can you let me know is impetigo and intertrigo the same skin disease?

No: Impetigo implies an infection of an superficial skin surface, most often in children and from strep or staph germs. Intertrigo refers to a chafing and redness of two surfaces that are physically located next to each other.The irritation of intertrigo can also become infected, but the terms refer to different issues. ...Read more

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Impetigo or intertrigo. I was wondering if they are the same skin disease?

Impetigo or intertrigo. I was wondering if they are the same skin disease?

No: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection caused by strep or staph germs. Intertrigo is a superficial inflammatory dermatitis caused by friction, heat, and moisture and involves area of skin apposition, e.g., neck skin folds. ...Read more

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Recurrent intertrigo or fungi indicates u have aids or vih? Or are they different things

Recurrent intertrigo or fungi indicates u have aids or vih? Or are they different things

Fungal infections: Fungal infections do well under certain conditions- for one they LOVE moisture! Just think of mushrooms growing on a wet log! A big part of fighting fungus is changing the environment for them so they can't grow. Sure other diseases can help fungal infections such as diabetes and immunosuppressed conditions, but many normal folks have it to. Try foot powder/environmental changes to wipe out fungi. ...Read more

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I've noticed that there is a red line between the buttocks which burned me a little, is that an intertrigo??? How can I treat it??

I've noticed that there is a red line between the buttocks which burned me a little, is that an intertrigo??? How can I treat it??

Yes: Intertrigo is a red rash between skin folds and can be the result of yeast , fungus or bacteria build-up in those areas associated with moisture. It can be treated with most anti-fungal/yeast creams. If not improving , please seek medical care. ...Read more

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What causes penis intertrigo and does it make the skin raw with years that won't seem to heal and paler looking painfully sensitive glans etc.

What causes penis intertrigo and does it make the skin raw with years that won't seem to heal and paler looking painfully sensitive glans etc.

Strep or staph : These are the two main types of bacteria that can cause the symptoms apart from fungal infections. Some people try triple antibiotic ointment to begin with. If that does not help an oral antibiotics may be required. Some companies also make compounds antibiotic creams by adding in penicillins or similar type medications in a cream form. ...Read more

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Intertrigo (dx'd bad case): Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds

Intertrigo (dx'd bad case):  Can wearing sanitary napkin 24 hrs  day for sporadic urinary incontinence cause intertrigo? I change as needed. Got meds

Skin protection: Chronic moisture with urine irritation is common. It's best to prevent this by applying a thin layer of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment to the skin to prevent the urine from penetrating into the skin. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will intertrigo be under only one breast?

Need doctor's help! will intertrigo be under only one breast?

Yes, see below: Because it involves skin folds, intertrigo is a common side effect of obesity and can occur under the arms, on the belly, between the thighs, in the groin and breast. Diabetics are particularly vulnerable as their immune systems are already compromised. As unattractive as the rash is, what disconcerts people even more is the foul, oozing smell that is so stubborn that it won’t abate.see your MD ...Read more

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Intertrigo in groin region?can i use hydrozole for it?i'm female 22y.intertrigo also underarms and under breast

Intertrigo in groin region?can i use hydrozole for it?i'm female 22y.intertrigo also underarms and under breast

See below: Simple intertrigo is an irritant dermatitis caused by the combination of frictional rubbing, increased temperature, and moisture. Intertrigo can be complicated various microorganisms, including yeasts, dermatophytic fungi, bacteria Hydrozole would only be effective if there is a secondary yeast infection. •Shower and dry off thoroughly each day. Keep your skin as dry and cool as you can. ...Read more

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Intertrigo: pale pink line. Used Econazole 7 days still there. Not fungal this time? Should I return to simple treatment? Panty line area.

Intertrigo: pale pink line. Used Econazole 7 days still there. Not fungal this time? Should I return to simple treatment?  Panty line area.

Simple treatment????: What is "simple treatment"? Intertrigo, seborrheic dermatitis, monilia (yeast), and fungus are all separate conditions." Not fungal this time"?? When was it? Which fungus? How was it acquired and how was it treated? You can begin by adding hydrocortisone --- OTC---- to your econazole if it itches. ...Read more

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In Treatment of candidal intertrigo out of these 2 which cream is best Luliconazole or Sertaconazole ? Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole are not working.

In Treatment of candidal intertrigo out of these 2 which cream is best Luliconazole or Sertaconazole ? 
Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole are not working.

Details?: Perhaps the diagnosis needs to be adjusted. What part of the body? What symptoms? How long? The azoles are interchangable. Best see a dermatologist. No other answer possible without details. ...Read more

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Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage , is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash?What else it could be

Is intertrigo likely to appear between breasts, on cleavage , is topicort cream safe for treating that red, itching, spreading rash?What else it could be

Rash: You could try medicine for fungus infection. This could be candida, yeast infection. Trying the creams women use for yeast infections or athlete's foot creams may help until you can get to see the doctor for a real diagnosis. If you have a yeast infection on the skin, the topicort may even make it worse. Try to keep the areas cool and dry. ...Read more

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Intertrigo is rash that starts in the skind folds so would it be able to start behind the ear? I work with head gear around my ears.

Intertrigo is rash that starts in the skind folds so would it be able to start behind the ear? I work with head gear around my ears.

Yes it may: Any skin fold is a potential for intertrigo. If you are prone to it or if you have a pre-disposition for it, there are a few tricks to try to help prevent it or prolong a new outbreak from occurring. After every shower, while the area is soaking wet, rub in baby oil for 30 seconds then towel dry. In addition, before any sports, like wearing head gear, rub vasaline petroleum jelly into the folds. ...Read more

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