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Rash On Tailbone
I have a very uncomfortable rash/cut below my tailbone and above my...What could it be and how do I heal it?
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. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal. ...Read more
Female 35. 1.5x2.5" red rash spinal area above tailbone. Mild pain, light blistering. Would suspect shingles if it was in any other location. Thoughts?
Blisters: If the eruption is only on one side of the spine, shingles is a definite possibility. If the eruptions are on both sides or in the middle other herpes infection is possibility. Since these are all treatable, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My tailbone, legs, and hips have been hurting to the point its hard to move. Tired, random rashes on back that look like bug bite. Sudden weight gain?
The combination of rashes and joint pain/fatigue may indicate an autoimmune disorder. I would recommend some screening tests to rule out.
More information is needed and a virtual appt is available. ...Read more
I had a pilonidal cyst 5 years ago. Now I am with a rash similar to a cut just below the tailbone, it burns. It may be the cyst? I'm scared.
May be recurrence: Consult you friendly neighborhood Gen. SurgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
My 4 month olds bottom is splitting open from his testicles up to his tailbone. Nothing is helping. Help? Not a rash, just split open skin
Diaper rash: Balmex excellent product. See pediatrician for further direction. ...Read more
Pain at tailbone for 2 mo. 0 injury any relation with pseudomanas Aruginosa for the 2nd X 12 mo? Skin rash on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 750 14 days PCP referring to IDS.
Doubt it: But pseudomonas is an unusual cause of skin rash. I assume it was cultured?? Were you in a hot tub?? ...Read more
Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more
Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that can be itchy. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic dermatitis, the rash tends to affect the bend of the elbows and knees more commonly than others. Of course, if you keep on scratching the itchy area, you are perpetuating the rash. ...Read more
A few things: To start with, there are no magic creams, online or commercial treatments that are good for this, so avoid losing money. There are some surgical procedures that may help improve the appearance, although eliminating is more difficult. Tummy tuck surgery in which the skin is removed certainly can help. Radiofrequency ablation combined with pulsed laser may improve appearance some. ...Read more
Fever and rash: Measles often starts with a fever, which can be high, Often characteristic spots on palate/inner cheek, but these usually go unnoticed. The rash starts typically after about 2 days of fever. Often starts at the scalp and face, then heads down. Its red, with spots, may cover the whole body. Kids who get measles are usually sick for a week. Call doctor first, don't spread it to others in the office ...Read more