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at the top of my bum crack i get/have an extremely itchy, circular, raised, rash with white spots. have had it at least 6 times in 2 years, in the exact same spot!?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Rash- need addle inf: There isn't enough information here. It could be a recurrent dermatitis (possibly seborrheic), fungal, or viral. How long does the rash last? Is there any pain, burning or itching?
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Provided original answer
It sounds like a viral infection. They tend to recur in exactly the same spot and last about that period of time. I recommend you see a dermatologist soon after an outbreak. They may want to get a culture to confirm the diagnosis.
Feb 6, 2012
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Pilonidal cyst: This could be pilonidal cyst have a surgeon or wound care specialist take a look. They can either remove this or locally treat for infection and or inflammation. Have this checked.
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Localized psoriasis: Some possibilites include mild psoriasis, irritation or mild yeast (candida) infection.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2013

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