Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) involves skin inflammation, irritation and erosion that results from prolonged exposure to moisture from various sources including urine, stool, wound exudate, perspiration, mucus or saliva.
The four main types of MASD are:
- Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD)
- Intertrigo (in skin folds)
- Periwound (around a wound) MASD
- Peristomal (around a stoma) MASD