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As a family we go to Dr. White for several years now for skin cancer prevention. Dr. White bedside manners are very good and he is very knowledgeab...

Aug 05, 2010

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What is Intertrigo?

Intertrigo is an irritated rash involving skin folds where two surfaces touch and/or rub. It is most common in hot weather, and is found principally in the groin, toe webs, armpits or under the breasts.

Intertrigo is mainly a mechanical irritation resulting from skin constantly rubbing on skin. When heat and sweating are added, the skin becomes soggy, inflamed and often infected. Intertrigo can vary in appearance from white, soft skin to a bright red color. There can be swelling, blisters and drainage of fluid. The involved skin is itchy, tender or both.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.