Intertrigo refers to a type of inflammatory rash of the superficial skin that occurs within a person's body fold areas. Areas of the body which are more likely to be affected by intertrigo include the inframammary fold, intergluteal cleft, armpits, and spaces between the fingers or toes. Moisture, friction, and exposure to bodily secretions such as sweat, urine, or feces promote skin breakdown.

The term " intertrigo " commonly refers to a secondary infection with bacteria (such as Corynebacterium minutissimum), fungi (such as Candida albicans), or viruses. The most common cause is Candida infection.

Intertrigo occurs more often in warm and humid conditions. Generally, intertrigo is more common in people with a weakened immune system including children, the elderly, and immunocompromised people. Intertrigo is also more common in people who experience urinary incontinence and decreased ability to move.

Treatment ― OTC Drugs
* OTC antifungal drug
Because Candida albicans is the most common cause, the antifungal agent is prescribed in most cases.
#Butenafine [Lotrimin]

* OTC steroid
OTC steroids can be used together to reduce allergies or irritant inflammation.
#Hydrocortisone lotion
  • Axillary Intertrigo
  • Arm pit Intertrigo