Skin Irritations – Characteristics of Typical Skin Rashes

Skin irritations manifest themselves as reddened, itching or burning skin. As a natural barrier, the skin protects the body from various external physical impacts, e.g., pressure or friction. In the case of strong external stresses such as constant friction, heavy sweating or irritant urine, this barrier can be damaged. Consequences of this are skin irritations such as redness, inflammation or eczema. 

Who is susceptible to irritated skin?

Skin irritation and soreness often occur in particularly sensitive areas of the body, such as the buttocks, intimate area, under the armpits or between the thighs. Competitive athletes, overweight people or incontinence patients are affected by skin irritations and sore skin more frequently than the average for various reasons. Skin irritations in overweight individuals, on the other hand, are frequently caused by "skin on skin" friction or sweat accumulation in skin folds. 

Skin irritation affects incontinence patients who have severe urinary or faecal incontinence because irritating urine or faeces repeatedly damages the sensitive skin barrier.

Since babies have particularly sensitive skin, they are also often affected by skin irritations in the diaper area. A sore bottom can be very common in babies. However, by following some baby care tips, the risk of sore bottoms in infants and toddlers can be reduced. Adults can also take different skin protection measures.

How to protect your skin from irritation

To ensure that the skin barrier remains healthy even under high stress or severe irritation from stool or urine, Linola Protective Balm is available to protect baby and adult skin from unpleasant irritation. The balm forms a transparent protective film that keeps wetness away from irritated skin while allowing it to breathe. This prevents moisture build-up in the skin and allows damaged, irritated skin to regenerate. A study shows that even existing skin irritations decrease significantly after 4 weeks of regular use of the protective balm*.

* Pharmalog 2013, Data on file, Dr. August Wolff.

Created to protect skin: Linola

Linola Protective Balm forms a breathable protective film on the skin and protects it from becoming sore. It is water and irritant repellent without causing a build-up of moisture in the skin. It is especially suitable for the intimate area and also for the entire diaper area of babies.