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Intertrigo. Close-up of an intertrigo rash on the groin of an elderly woman. The affected area is red, inflamed and shiny. Intertrigo occurs when warm sweaty folds of skin rub repeatedly together. The affected area may blister and become odorous, and is sometimes aggravated by infection. The condition is most common in the obese or elderly, and usually occurs on the thighs, armpits, breasts, folds of the abdomen, or between the fingers. Treatment includes weight reduction and keeping affected areas as clean & dry as possible. Drugs may be needed if inflammation is severe or to control secondary infection.
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