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Intertrigo and prophylaxis in nursing.

Intertrigo and prophylaxis in nursing.

Intertrigo is a concept that is often found in nursing. It is the most common skin condition that affects areas of the body that are exposed to friction and moisture. For example, under the breasts, in the armpits, on the lower abdomen, inner thighs and so on. Intertrigo is most commonly diagnosed in adults, especially in people who are exposed to prolonged sweating. The symptoms of intertrigo include itching, burning, redness and rashes.

Intertrigo in young children
Intertrigo in young children appears most often in the diaper area as redness, itching and small watery blisters.
How to prevent Intertrigo
To prevent intertrigo, you should avoid rubbing and sweating. Loose fitting clothing and showering occasionally is advisable to prevent sweating. As a preventive measure, baby powder with azulene or creams or dea to prevent sweating can be applied to critical areas.
How to treat intertrigo
The treatment of intertrigo involves meticulous hygiene. It is necessary to ensure that the area is freshly washed and dried. Subsequently, use a topical antiseptic cream such as benzoyl peroxide or chlorhexidine. Corticosteroid cream or ointment may also be used, but should be used with caution. It is important to start treatment as soon as possible to prevent the condition from worsening and infection. Dermaguard barrier cream can be used as part of the prevention of intertrigo.

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