Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that occurs when a microscopic fungus enters either a fingernail or toenail. Fungal infections occur in toenails more often than in fingernails.
Anyone can get nail fungus, but infections are more common in people over the age of 60. For people who have diabetes or a weakened immune system, nail fungus can present serious risks.
Infants -- with their chubbiness, shorter necks, and flexed posture -- are also at greater risk for intertrigo.
Certain skin diseases such as psoriasis may also prompt the development of intertrigo. So it's a good idea to have a dermatologist check it out.
Prevention and Treatment of Intertigo
If you or your child has intertrigo, your doctor may suggest simply keeping the affected area dry and exposed to the air. You may control oozing with moist compresses of an astringent called Burow's solution. Then air-dry with a hair dryer set on "cool."