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I have an itchy rash on my butt crack. Its red and a little bumpy. It can get sore and tender. What could this be? How can I help sooth the pain?

I have an itchy rash on my butt crack. Its red and a little bumpy. It can get sore and tender. What could this be? How can I help sooth the pain?

Rash: Couple things come to mind based on location: warm, dark, moist area is perfect spot for fungus to take up residence. Other possibility is shingles (reactivation of the chickenpox virus). See your fp to examine rash to determine what it is & to provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness. Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness. Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Dermatitis...: It could be a dermatitis which is an irritation of the skin after it comes in contact with anything that causes an reaction on it. You may use hydrocortisone over the counter but if it is painful or gets worse you should see your doctor for exam and treatment as needed. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash inside her butt crack. She washes with vagisil everyday. She says it isn't itchy. What could it be?

My daughter has a rash inside her butt crack. She washes with vagisil everyday. She says it isn't itchy. What could it be?

Be seen: Often that kind of rash is because a child is not keeping the area clean, although it could be many other things, such as psoriasis. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have this itchy red pus looking bump on my lower back above butt crack. It's not painful just very itchy, most part of the day it wasn't itchy.?

I have this itchy red pus looking bump on my lower back above butt crack. It's not painful just very itchy, most part of the day it wasn't itchy.?

Abscess cyst: What you are describing is most likely a congenital condition known as a pilonidal cyst. It is not a dangerous condition, but should be fullly evaluated by a physician and then treated appropriately. It may require excision or just incision and drainage and obliteration of the cyst walls. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do? I've little cluster of red bumps at the top of my butt crack. They started out flat n itchy then went hard n came out smaller n sore.

What to do? I've little cluster of red bumps at the top of my butt crack. They started out flat n itchy then went hard n came out smaller n sore.

Gluteal bumps: May be eczema that may be getting infected because of itching or may be fungal infection. You may consider bacitracin in AM with an anti-fungal like over the counter clotrimazole in the PM for 7 days and see if it works, if not try over the counter hydrocortisone for eczema. Discuss with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Undetermined GI issues for 3 months constant and now have a pink rash on both sides of butt crack. Not very itchy or bothersome. Intestinal yeast?

Undetermined GI issues for 3 months constant and now have a pink rash on both sides of butt crack. Not very itchy or bothersome. Intestinal yeast?

Might well be: You don't say what your gastrointestinal issues are, but candida or other intertrigo is a strong possibility. Are you on antibiotics?
In any case, dryness is the key to recovery. After bathing or showering, dry the area as well as you can. You might consider a hair dryer to help (set on cold, don't burn yourself) and then use baby powder or nystatin powder. The key to success is dryness! ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Having painful itchy red rash on inner thighs/butt cheeks for 2mo. Cracked skin & cut in area b/t v/anus. Used Lomexin Crème 2%, it mostly cleared up.

Having painful itchy red rash on inner thighs/butt cheeks for 2mo. Cracked skin & cut in area b/t v/anus. Used Lomexin Crème 2%, it mostly cleared up.

Groin Rash: Sounds like you had a fungal infection. If the rash is still persisting after two weeks please see your doctor. They will need to evaluate you for other types of infection. The other possibility is that if they evaluate you and find that it is a fungal infection they may give you an oral anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash near my armpit. Part of it is raised. Its red and itchy. Its like slightly before were my armpit crack is then a trail going down?

I have a weird rash near my armpit. Part of it is raised. Its red and itchy. Its like slightly before were my armpit crack is then a trail going down?

Rash: Rashes are had=rd to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

Here are some. ..: Besides further detailed Hx, a direct look at the concerned area on the scrotum is essential to deduce possible Dx. But gently cleaning and drying the area and lightly applying antifungal with steroid cream 1-2 times daily would be the reasonable temporary measure before gaining pro-evaluation and counseling within 3-5 days. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

See answer: Unable to give specific advice without seeng your rash. Generally, an itchy rash between the buttocks is often due to Candidiasis, a yeast infection. This is more common in infants. It can be treated with Lamisil (Terbinafine)cream. For specific advice see your physician or upload a photo for an online consultation at Health Tap. ...Read more

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I've recently had a fungal infection, now I have a rash around my butt that has a red bump at the top of the butt crack. What possibly is this rash?

I've recently had a fungal infection, now I have a rash around my butt that has a red bump at the top of the butt crack. What possibly is this rash?

See doctor: Rashes are very hard to diagnose without a physical exam, so I advice that you see your primary care physician to take a look and tell you what it is. ...Read more

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I have a weird thing on my butt it looks like it might be a rash or like razor burns after shaving or red pimples right above butt crack, what is it?

I have a weird thing on my butt it looks like it might be a rash or like razor burns after shaving or red pimples right above butt crack, what is it?

Many things: It is common to have yeast infections, reactions to toilet tissues (especially scented or colored), soaps etc. Without seeing it little can be said. We cannot see anything you upload into your profile on the public site. If it persists have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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Can follicultis be painful/itchy and appear in the butt crack/inner-thigh?

Yes: Theoretically, you can get a folliculitis anywhre there is a hair follicle. Areas, like the bikini line that may be shaved ae susceptible to inflammation and folliculitis like infections. See your dr. For an evaluation and treatment, good luck to you. ...Read more

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Itchy area at top of anus. Have been exercising a lot frequently. Two weeks ago about 2 inches at top of butt crack appeared bruised. Still there?

Itchy area at top of anus. Have been exercising a lot frequently. Two weeks ago about 2 inches at top of butt crack appeared bruised. Still there?

Pilonidal: Cyst can be a possibility. This is a congenital sinus or cyst thst can become symptyomatic if irritated, like excess exercise, ie crunches or situps. ...Read more

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Butt crack itchy and split won't heal... what can I do?

Butt crack itchy and split won't heal... what can I do?

ITCHING: Sounds like dry skin or possibly yeast/fungal. You might try over the counter hydrocortisone cream for several days. If not improving, follow up w/ your doctor or contact me via my inbox for a consult. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Butt crack feels slippery often, but not itchy. Had protected sex month ago - she orally licked my butt. Fungal infection? How do I treat it? Tks

Butt crack feels slippery often, but not itchy. Had protected sex month ago - she orally licked my butt. Fungal infection? How do I treat it? Tks

Proctitis: A fungal infection in the area is not acquired by oral contact. Might want to use any over the counter antifungal, mostly because they help dry the skin. If this persists, you might want to have an exam to make sure you do not have a Polyp ...Read more

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Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hard to diagnose: Unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more