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What causes intertrigo?

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Posted on Sat, 6 Jun 2015
Question: Hello doc,please my husband has a foot rot any help please.attach are imaged
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Intertrigo

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for using HCM.

What your husband has is called intertrigo.
Most often it is due to candida infection. Sometimes it is due to bacterial infection.
Diabetes is a risk factor. So he needs to get his blood glucose level checked.
Moisture is another risk factor. So he needs to keep his foot dry.

A swab/scrapping from the lesion may be done to confirm the presence of candida or any other bacterial infection.

If it is due to candida, then topical antifungal medication clotrimazole may be applied.

I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.Barani
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Brief Answer: Intertrigo Detailed Answer: Hi there, Thanks for using HCM. What your husband has is called intertrigo. Most often it is due to candida infection. Sometimes it is due to bacterial infection. Diabetes is a risk factor. So he needs to get his blood glucose level checked. Moisture is another risk factor. So he needs to keep his foot dry. A swab/scrapping from the lesion may be done to confirm the presence of candida or any other bacterial infection. If it is due to candida, then topical antifungal medication clotrimazole may be applied. I hope that answers your query. Let me know if you have any more questions. Regards, Dr.Barani