Many people have skin folds or places where skin touches skin. Unfortunately, these ‘pockets’ or ‘skin folds’ are a breeding ground for Intertrigo1, (pronounced inter-try-go) a skin rash that thrives in hot, sweaty places where skin rubs against skin.
This skin-on-skin rash occurs in warm, wet areas where skin meets skin; under the breasts, in stomach folds, the groin or armpit area and it breeds bacteria, yeast and fungus with symptoms that include odor, itching and burning.
Until recently, the only available treatments for skin-on-skin rashes were messy, inconvenient creams and powders that did little to stop the underlying cause of the rash. But that changed with the launch of InterDry.
InterDry is a patented, moisture-wicking fabric with antimicrobial silver. The fabric wicks away moisture so your skin stays dry and helps eliminate skin-on-skin friction. And the antimicrobial silver in the fabric fights itching and odor-causing bacteria so you can be active, comfortable and confident all day. And, it’s now available without a prescription.
Antifungal creams and powders can take weeks to eliminate your skin-on-skin rash. But InterDry can significantly improve or resolve your symptoms in as little as 5 days2! And one roll of InterDry can treat as many as 8 outbreaks, so it saves you money3. And InterDry is covered under most Health Savings Accounts (HSA).4
Creams and powders are messy and inconvenient and must be constantly re-applied. In addition, they leave the affected area wet, leaving the root cause unmanaged. InterDry, on the other hand, is easy to apply and works throughout the day, wicking away moisture and preventing skin-on-skin friction so you can stay comfortable and confident all day.
1 Intertrigo, (ITD) is an inflammatory dermatosis of opposing skin surfaces caused by moisture Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. 2011;38(4):359-370.
2 Multi-site Feasibility Study Using A New Textile with Silver for Management of Skin Conditions Located In Skin Folds. Theresa Henn, RN-CS, BSN, G/ANP, TLC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ; Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, CS, FNP, Wound and Skin Care Consultant, Tucson AZ; Debra Smith, RN, Director of Nursing, Andover Village Retirement Community, Andover, OH; Barbara Viggiano, RN, WCC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ; Debra Smith, RN, Director of Nursing, Andover VillageRetirement Community, Andover, OH; Barbara Viggiano, RN, WCC, HealthCare Company, Tucson, AZ
3 One 12-foot roll of InterDry can be used for as many as 8 occurrences based on a usage rate of 1 ½ feet per occurrence.
4 InterDry falls within medical expenses that are typically covered by Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). You will need to have a doctor's prescription and check with your individual HSA plan to confirm that coverage.
5 Case studies conducted by Ellen Vorbeck, RNC, MSN, ARNP, CWOCN, ISJ Clinic, Mayo Health System, Minnesota
*Actual InterDry User. Given honorarium for participation.