Sunday, April 10, 2011

Intertrigo


Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation.

The condition frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral.
there are several skin diseases that can cause an intertrigo to develop, such as dermatitis or inverse psoriasis.

CLINICAL FEATURES




ONSET
 • Insidious.


LOCATION

• Retro-auricular region.

• Angles of mouth.

• Naso-labial folds.

• Groins, infra-mammary region (local change in ecology harbours, maintains and promotes bacterial growth).




SYMPTOMS of Intertrigo


• Itching.

• Mild burning.


 LESION

• Starts as superficial redness.

• Maceration.

• Cracks or fissures.

• Covered with honey coloured crusts.

• Removal of crust causes bleeding.

• Offensive odour from affected parts.




GENERAL MANAGEMENT of Intertrigo


• Correct underlying cause.

• Keep affected area clean, dry.

• Good nutritious diet.




Homeopathic Remedies for Intertrigo
• Ars-alb.

• Graphites.

• Merc-sol.

• Mezereum.

• Natrium muriaticum.

• Psorinum.

• Petroleum.

• Sepia.

• Sulphur.




2 comments:

  1. Interdry by Coloplast is another option to use to prevent and treat this condition. It is made of a moisture wicking fiber and contains silver ions that kill surface bacteria and yeast.

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