Intertrigo starts as Redness or small Bumps or spots in skin folds. The Rash can feel:
The intertrigo appears on both sides of the skin fold, almost like a mirror image. If it’s not infected, the Rash is usually symmetrical. For example, it may appear under both arms or both breasts.
The reddish area can quickly become inflamed and raw. The skin may crack, bleed, ooze, and crust over. The surrounding area may become scaly.
If you have a secondary infection from bacteria, fungus, or yeast, the intertrigo becomes more inflamed and can develop a bad smell. Intertrigo with a secondary infection is often asymmetrical (not even or present on both sides).
You may have intertrigo in more than one skin area. Also, smaller skin fold areas, such as behind your ears, around your chin, or your eyelids can be affected.
Intertrigo symptoms get worse when the area comes in contact with your bodily secretions, such as sweat, urine, or feces.