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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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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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Is sore butt crack related to herpes?

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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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 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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Why is there a rash in the upper butt crack?

Why is there a rash in the upper butt crack?

Poor hygiene: Possible poor hygiene. Get it checked out. ...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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Hi I have a rash in between my butt chicks on the butt crack please help?

Hi I have a rash in between my butt chicks on the butt crack please help?

Intertrigo: The best medication to treat your condition is Vytone Cream. The medication contains hyrocortisone and iodoquinol. The skin condition is called intertrigo and is cause by moisture from sweating. ...Read more

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Rash in butt crack and bikini line?

Rash in butt crack and bikini line?

Unsure: One of the most likely causes for a rash like you describe is a yeast infection - there are goof OTC treatments or you can see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash at the top of my butt crack. It first appeared on the back on my right knee when I was a teen, but is now gone.?

I have a rash at the top of my butt crack. It first appeared on the back on my right knee when I was a teen, but is now gone.?

It could be many: Things commonly eczema, fungus, psoriasis. I would see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You can certainly try some hydrocortisone but if not better see doc. ...Read more

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Can a rash on the inside of your butt crack be an std?

Can a rash on the inside of your butt crack be an std?

Yes: Herpes often presents with a painful or itchy rash between the butt cheeks--sometimes starting out as a blister, and then turning into a shallow ulcer. Syphilis could also give you sores in that area. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my butt crack that's very inflamed with blisters or bumps that started two days ago after a very hot/humid night wearing jeans. Help?

I have a rash on my butt crack that's very inflamed with blisters or bumps that started two days ago after a very hot/humid night wearing jeans. Help?

Rash: Such a rash can be seen in herpes or, if it's only on one side, shingles. Since these require treatment, I recommend that you get examined by a physician as soon as possible even if the rash turns out to be simply a heat rash or allergic reaction, but blistering is suggestive of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Rashes in buttocks Crack that are tender and itchy for 10 days. What could it be?

Rashes in buttocks Crack that are tender and itchy for 10 days. What could it be?

A look at the Rashes: 32 y/o male asks, Rashes in buttocks crack that are tender and itchy for 10 days. What could it be? Has something similar happened before? Is personal hygiene accounted for? What about sexual contact/ and other physical activities? May need a Primary Care Physician to take a look at the rashes and make the proper Diagnoses for proper Treatment, else it will be simple Guess work. ...Read more

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From sweating I have a rash on the top of my butt crack should I keep it dry or put cream. It is itching?

From sweating I have a rash on the top of my butt crack should I keep it dry or put cream. It is itching?

Not sure what it is: Have a dermatologist look at it.

It could be fungal, viral or bacterial. ...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'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

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