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At the top of my bum crack I get/have an EXTREMELY itchy, circular, raised, rash with white spots. Have had it at least 6 times in 2 years, in the EXACT SAME SPOT!?

At the top of my bum crack I get/have an EXTREMELY itchy, circular, raised, rash with white spots. Have had it at least 6 times in 2 years, in the EXACT SAME SPOT!?

Pilonidal cyst: This could be pilonidal cyst have a surgeon or wound care specialist take a look. They can either remove this or locally treat for infection and or inflammation. Have this checked. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Non-raised dark spots/pigmentation above & around the crack of the buttocks. Why is this & what can I do to make this fade/lighten? Very embarrassing

Non-raised dark spots/pigmentation above & around the crack of the buttocks. Why is this & what can I do to make this fade/lighten? Very embarrassing

Mongolian spot: Is a common type of birthmark of darkly pigmented skin, (brown, gray, or bluish in color). Mongolian spots are frequently seen above and around the crack of the buttocks. Most are prominent at birth but fade with age. Persistent Mongolian spot can be covered with skin tone make-up, or can be removed with cosmetic laser surgery. These birthmarks are harmless and can be a source of family pride. ...Read more

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I have a place @ the top of my butt crack that itches very bad it stays about 2 weeks and then goes away and then comes back in same spot about a month or 2 later. Do u know what this can be?

I have a place @ the top of my butt crack that itches very bad it stays about 2 weeks and then goes away and then comes back in same spot about a month or 2 later. Do u know what this can be?

Unsure: There are several things that this could be - as simple as a yeast infection, as persistent as a herpes infection, or as serious as a pilonidal cyst. You should see your doctor the next time the symptoms arise. ...Read more

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I have a little brooze at the top of my bum crack that is very sore and I can't sit down and walk properly : (help?

I have a little brooze at the top of my bum crack that is very sore and I can't sit down and walk properly : (help?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a small rash on the top of my buttocks crack earlier I had a similar less severe rash on my bikini like that has basically gone away, I'm wonde?

I have a small rash on the top of my buttocks crack earlier I had a similar less severe rash on my bikini like that has basically gone away, I'm wonde?

Rash: This rash can be due to heat or moisture in those areas.
Sometimes they go away by themselves and other time you may need to apply clotrimazole cream over the counter. ...Read more

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Lump in buttocks under skin near top of butt crack. No pain, moves, can't see only feel. Should I worry?

Lump in buttocks under skin near top of butt crack. No pain, moves, can't see only feel. Should I worry?

Probably lipoma: Usually this is a lipoma (benign fatty deposit). Ask your internist to look at it. Do not just ignore, but probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I've been having a skin problem in my buttocks region. I noticed when the top was itchy (inside crack). I looked and it was red/open. Seem to spread

I've been having a skin problem in my buttocks region. I noticed when the top was itchy (inside crack). I looked and it was red/open. Seem to spread

Yeast infection: Sounds like you might have a yeast infection (aka "Jock itch") in your buttocks area

Try keeping the area dry, and try an over the counter cream such as lotrimin cream (clotrimazole)

If it doesn't help in a few days, you should have a doctor take a look at it ...Read more

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Have had large lump under skin below top of bum crack. Never painful until I started pushing on it. Really painful now. No blood or pus just a lump!!

Have had large lump under skin below top of bum crack. Never painful until I started pushing on it. Really painful now. No blood or pus just a lump!!

Get checked.: You may have had a sebaceous or pilonidal cyst. When you manipulated it, it may trigger an infection. Please see a doc to decide whether you need antibiotics or drainage of the cyst. If you have fever, marked increase in pain, or it rapidly increases in size, redness, or warmth, go to an ER or UC right away. ...Read more

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I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

See dermatologist: Its likely hyper pigmentation for rubbing as you question. If that area is being traumatized day its likely to get pigmented just a s a child who falls to their knees gets dark knees. The exam would help identify the problem ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Had bite like bumps on buttocks crack at top towards back where cheeks meet. Now bites look like open blisters. What should I do?

Had bite like bumps on buttocks crack at top towards back where cheeks meet. Now bites look like open blisters. What should I do?

Pilonidal abscess: This is likely a pilonidal cyst which developed into an abscess. This is the site it develops in. It is usually due to trapped hair and debris in skin pores which later gets infected. You should consult with a surgeon to have the area examined and likely debrided. ...Read more

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I have red/purple marks on the top of the crack on my buttocks. Worried it might be skin cancer.?

I have red/purple marks on the top of the crack on my buttocks. Worried it might be skin cancer.?

One consideration...: ...but since we don't have access to a picture of your lesion (s), we can only advise that you get examined locally ASAP to be sure. ...Read more

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Help! There's white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Help! There's white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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Help please! I'm having white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Help please! I'm having white spots on my tonsils that fill the 'holes/cracks'?

Tonsil Stones: These are food particles lodged in the tonsils. They are not unusual and can be treated by cleaning them, gargling and removing them with qtips. They are a nuisance most of the time and not a problem with your health. ...Read more

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Red spots on the penis and cracks on the foreskin. What's the best and worst case scenario and solution? Help me please

Red spots on the penis and cracks on the foreskin. What's the best and worst case scenario and solution? Help me please

See a doctor: This could be almost anything, and without being able to see and examine this, it is impossible to diagnose. Go see someone. ...Read more

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My lips have cracks and they are sore they have been like this for weeks now that I have discovered today have mini spots on my lip and around?

My lips have cracks and they are sore they have been like this for weeks now that I have discovered today have mini spots on my lip and around?

Allergic dermatitis: There are many reasons for your lips to be cracked and sore. Lip lickers dermatitis is common in young adults. It can become a nervous habit. Contact dermatitis from lipstick, toothpaste, cinnamon gum can also cause cracking and lip dryness. Vaseline is great for lips as a barrier cream. I would avoid any lip product that has ingredient called propolis. It can often cause allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Okay, so I have that dyshidrosis thing, where you bubbly spots on hands, I have a few, I don't have cracks or anything bad, but how do I get rid of it?

Okay, so I have that dyshidrosis thing, where you bubbly spots on hands, I have a few, I don't have cracks or anything bad, but how do I get rid of it?

Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrosis is a chronic condition of "tapioca pudding-like" bubbling on hands. Dyshidrosis common in people with allergies. It flares when under stress, when hands in water often or working with certain chemicals/irritants. Keeping hands moisturized, wearing rubber gloves with cotton gloves underneath when doing housework helps. It may need prescription from your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cracked foreskin skin red spots on penis. What's the best and worst possibilites and solutions?

Cracked foreskin skin red spots on penis. What's the best and worst possibilites and solutions?

Penile eruption: The best possibility is that this is an allergic reaction to clothing or a condom or some vaginal cream contacted during intercourse. The worst is that this is malignant and needs amputation. Neither is reasonable and as recommended earlier needs to be seen to be diagnosed and recommended for treatment. ...Read more

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Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running. Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running. Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Ankle Sprains: Recovery from an ankle sprain requires RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Generally, complete avoidance of sports is recommended until pain free, and gradual return to regular activities as tolerated after that. High ankle sprains take longer to recover (6 weeks or longer), and may require additional interventions such as the use of a walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Virus vs allergies: Possible allergies to certain foods, espec. Citrus. Or cancur sores or aphthous ulcers[get otc orabase or rx kenolog steroid oint in arabase by dr.] if pustules or incr. Redness swelling pain;cellulitis, need antibiotic like amox/augmentin or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). take otc pain meds for pain, I like excedrin [generic ok] because it has 3 in one for pain. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

Viral infection: When more than two members of a family fall sick one after the other with similar symptoms, it is usually due to a common virus which runs its course in due time. ...Read more

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Ulcers since last 2-3 years in mouth, a red patch in my tongue occurred 2 days ago, having lots of tiny red spots in tip and some cracks like in tongue.

Ulcers since last 2-3 years in mouth, a red patch in my tongue occurred 2 days ago, having lots of tiny red spots in tip and some cracks like in tongue.

Better to be seen by: Except for the ulcers, everything else may be normal occurrences. Without actually seeing what you are describing, we can't give you much more information. There are many different types of ulcers, each with different causes. If you want more information, you will have to see a dentist or physician for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Yellow+crusty+inside+nose+and+litlle+spots+on+face cracked corner of the mouth?

Yellow+crusty+inside+nose+and+litlle+spots+on+face cracked corner of the mouth?

Staph infxn yeast: Sounds like a staph infection inside your nose with a possible yeast infection in the corner of your mouth. Have you been on antibiotics? I'd try Bacitracin ointment inside your nose applied with a clean finger 4 to 5 times a day and Clotrimazole cream to the corners of your mouth 4 to 5 times a day. If you are not a lot better in 2 to 3 days see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more