Although the precise diagnosis of intertriginous dermatosis is hampered by the unique conditions of the skin folds, there are a few common rules to be considered in the therapeutic approach. Dryness must be reached by changing occlusive conditions, astringent compresses, and absorbing powders. To improve the primary dermatosis, superimposed infection must be treated. With rare exceptions, fluorinated steroids should not be used in occlusive areas. Finally, the skills of a dermatologist may be required to optimize the care of patients with complex dermatoses involving the flexural skin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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