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What to do? Ive 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? Ive 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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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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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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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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I woke up with a small cluster of blisters on the top part of my butt crack and redness that goes all the way down the one cheek .. I’ve never had this or anything like it .. ?

I woke up with a small cluster of blisters on the top part of my butt crack and redness that goes all the way down the one cheek .. I’ve never had this or anything like it .. ?

Herpes zoster?: If all blsiter-like lesions and rash are strictly on one side of the body's midline, then the best bets are either herpes zoster (shingles) or recurrent herpes simplex, probably type 2 (HSV2). Bacteria like staph or strep, allergies, and other dermatitis also are possible. (My bet is shingles.) See doctor ASAP: if either shingles or herpes, effective Rx must be started immediately. Good luck! ...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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Behind both ear redness sore crack what is it how to treat it tried all lotions ?

Behind both ear redness sore crack  what is it how to treat it tried all lotions
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Likely ringworm: It is likely to be a fungus infection like ringworm or athlete's foot, but it happens behind the ears. Get medicine for athlete's foot (lotrimin (clotrimazole) is one, there are several others). Apply a little of the cream to the area and rub it in twice a day and it should clear in 3-5 days. Use the cream again at the first sign of the rash coming back. ...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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He has a red line that starts at the top of his butt crack & follows down to above his anus He can barely sit & there’s a bump that puss comes out of?

He has a red line that starts at the top of his butt crack & follows down to above his anus He can barely sit  & there’s a bump that puss comes out of?

Maybe pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is often the culprit of these symptoms. There is a cystic area under the skin that often becomes infected and drains spontaneously. They can be very painful. He should see his primary care doctor for referral to a surgeon for excision of the cyst, which should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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My four year old sons butt crack is really red. He says it doenst hurt or itch. What do I need to put on it? He is potty trained wears underwear 100% of the time

Perhaps : Perhaps consider using a zinc oxide ointment twice daily. It could be numerous things including psoriasis, eczema, skin allergy, fungus, or yeast. If not better after one week, i would call a dermatologist for diagnosis and possible prescription. Feel free to read more about these conditions at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to treat pimples in your butt crack that are red and burns?

How to treat pimples in your butt crack that are red and burns?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream): Treat it like a diaper rash and use a thick cream like desitin- keep a thick layer on at all times until it goes away ...Read more

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Found what looked like 1 red pimple near butt crack-it was really hard to pop but i did it and clear liquid and blood came out. Herpes?

Found what looked like 1 red pimple near butt crack-it was really hard to pop but i did it and clear liquid and blood came out.  Herpes?

Difficult to say: Here are some facts. A blood filled cyst near the anus is a hemorrhoid. Herpes lesions are blisters or a cluster of blisters that do not have blood in them. They also hurt and itch. Sometimes with a large bowel movement a small tear can occur that then gets infected. So, an infected anal fissure is a rare possibility. But, a pimple is also in that realm. ...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. ?

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