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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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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?

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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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?

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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Alan Ali
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I have an itchy bump in between my butt crack no its not red?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Butt bump: Best to have it looked at. Could be a pilonidal cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Norman Knee
Board Certified, General Practice
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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. ?

Dr. Norman Knee
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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

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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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.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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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.

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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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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?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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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?

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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Dr. Emily Altman
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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Dr. Emily Altman
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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin
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I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

Dr. David Lipkin
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I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

See answer: Unable to give specific advice without seeng your rash. Generally, an itchy rash between the buttocks is often due to Candidiasis, a yeast infection. This is more common in infants. It can be treated with Lamisil (Terbinafine)cream. For specific advice see your physician or upload a photo for an online consultation at Health Tap. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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At the tip of my butt crack to almost my anus is white itchy moist skin is there any thing I can do to make the skin an itching normal ?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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At the tip of my butt crack to almost my anus is white itchy moist skin is there any thing I can do to make the skin an itching normal ?

Yeast infection.: Apply otc antifungal cream such as lotrimin to the affected areas. See your doctor if it does not help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. John Munshower
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Can follicultis be painful/itchy and appear in the butt crack/inner-thigh?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Yes: Theoretically, you can get a folliculitis anywhre there is a hair follicle. Areas, like the bikini line that may be shaved ae susceptible to inflammation and folliculitis like infections. See your dr. For an evaluation and treatment, good luck to you. ...Read more

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