What are the signs and symptoms of intertrigo?

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Paras Vakharia, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Intertrigo usually is chronic with an insidious onset of itching, burning, pain, and stinging in the skin folds.

Intertrigo initially presents as mild erythematous patches on both sides of the skinfold. The erythematous lesions may progress to weeping, erosions, fissures, maceration, or crusting.

Worsening erythema or inflammation could suggest the development of a secondary cutaneous infection.


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