Gayle E. Stauffer RN


Rash Areas on the Body

Rashes often form on certain parts of the body that are moist and in spots where skin touches skin. For example, they are common in the armpits, groin, back, feet, and toes. They are also common under the breasts and belly, inside the elbows, and behind the knees.

Body Zones for Giving a Bed Bath

When you give a bed bath, wash from the cleanest parts of the body to the parts that are less clean. You start with the face and work down the body. And you end with the groin and anal areas.

Thin Skin in Older Adults

The skin of younger adults is thick. As people get older, the skin gets thinner. It’s easier for the skin to tear. This means an increased chance of injury, such as pressure injuries. Older adults also can be more sensitive to cold because of thinner skin.