Doctor insights on: Open sore in butt crack and treatment

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What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

Vasoline: Wash the heel and apply vasoline to them, then apply Saran wrap and put a sock over it at night. ...Read more

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Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

No creams linked to: I do not know any creams are linked to cancer. So you can use any moisturizing cream which might help your skin. Otherwise go see a dermatologist to check your skin and help you. ...Read more

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Is sore butt crack related to herpes?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Treatment is with prescription vytone cream 1%. ...Read more

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Started exercising 2 wks ago Started feeling pain in the top of my butt crack Feels like a lump & its sore Hurts to sit directly on my butt what is it?

Started exercising 2 wks ago Started feeling pain in the top of my butt crack Feels like a lump & its sore Hurts to sit directly on my butt what is it?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without physical examination, however what you described suggests a friction blister/sore. Do not give up exercise, but do a different one. You may walk or jog, or use treadmill. If you are overweight, you may resume the exercise you were doing after you lose weight and the sore heals. I commend you for exercising.
For good health -Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My butt crack is dry, stinks, sore and has mucus in it when I wipe.

My butt crack is dry, stinks, sore and has mucus in it when I wipe.

Suggestions...: Keep the area clean and dry as much as you can. For the dryness you can use vitamin D ointment twice a day. You might also have a fungal infection and an antifungal may be needed or an infection and antibiotics/creams may be needed. Better to get checked by your doctor to make sure nothing more serious is happening. ...Read more

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Raw cut between my butt crack that itches and gets sore. Are there any quick remedies?

Raw cut between my butt crack that itches and gets sore. Are there any quick remedies?

See your Doctor: See your family doctor and ask if; you can be mupirocin2% ointment/generic for bactroban 2% apply daily to affected area. ...Read more

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What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and ice/heat and topical treatments such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. See a physician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone). How can I treat this?

Soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone). How can I treat this?

Consult your PCP to: Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surgeon, while for the p. Cyst a referral to a gen surgeon would be more appropriate. So seeing the pcp would be beneficial to start investigations/referrals.
Meanwhile take some pain meds.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain in my butt crack. After examining myself, it appears like a small tear or sore.

I woke up with pain in my butt crack. After examining myself, it appears like a small tear or sore.

Needs to be examined: Painful skin changes in that area can be a treatable dermatological condition. This requires an exam to make an accurate diagnose and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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Purple lump on inside of butt crack. ..sore...oozed a lil puss...lots of blood. What is it? Should I be concerned?

Purple lump on inside of butt crack. ..sore...oozed a lil puss...lots of blood. What is it? Should I be concerned?

Abscess: Is very likely from your description and needs to be rapidly excluded and if found treated with drainage to reduce the risk of serious infection. Please see a doctor in person urgently ...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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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

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I have these cold sore looking things in my butt crack, it's in the upper part of the crack. It doesn't look like herpes. Stings when water hits it?

Time to get checked: "cold sores" near the backside, buttocks, anus as well as your private area can be related to a herpes infection: you must be examined and tested. Obviously, other conditions like friction from underwear, bacterial infection or allergic reaction to soap or detergent can be possibilities. Call for exam and testing. ...Read more

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Very sore, weepy area in upper butt crack, prior to seeing doc should I treat with antifungal or antibiotic ointment? Or both? Scratched=worse now.

Very sore, weepy area in upper butt crack, prior to seeing doc should I treat with antifungal or antibiotic ointment? Or both? Scratched=worse now.

See your doctor: Sounds like it could be infected which would need antibiotics, but could also be secondary to a fungal infection, so seeing your doctor for a definitive diagnosis is best. ...Read more

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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX.: Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more