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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Is it bad to have a pimple/boil between your butt crack and your testicles?

Is it bad to have a pimple/boil between your butt crack and your testicles?

Keep it Clean: You can check w/your doc to make sure that's what it is first. Then keep the area clean to prevent infection until it heals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Toddler with one singular pimple on anus crack is that usual?

Toddler with one singular pimple on anus crack is that usual?

It happens: The location gives rise to a few concerns. It could be a simple superficial abscess related to an inflamed hair root. It could also be a more serious problem related to a fistula (tract) connected deep inside and originating from the colon. I would have the kid evaluated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cracked skin on my nose and how to get rid of a hole on the top of my nose which was cause by a pimple?

How to get rid of cracked skin on my nose and how to get rid of a hole on the top of my nose which was cause by a pimple?

Pre or poss skin Ca.: If u were 1 2 have a lot of sun exposure in ur younger yrs. May have a pre cancerous lesion & the whole may b a skin cancer, especially if it just never seems 2 heal. C a dermatologist 4 the answer. His/her exam can tell u, & rec the rx. 2 common types r basil cell & squamous cell. Each has a different mode of treatment. ...Read more

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I have cracked lips since 3 weeks due to medicin name oratane for acne. I am using vaseline but its not working?

I have cracked lips since 3 weeks due to medicin name oratane for acne. I am using vaseline but its not working?

Sensitive lips: Oratane is a retinoid which increases epithelial cell turnover to help acne. On your lips, this rapid turnover means your lips get drier and chapped. You can continue to use moisturizer on the lips if the rest of your acne is better, or you can stop oratane and substitute with a topical retinoid cream on the acne avoiding the lips so they are not as affected. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

2 different problems: Acne scars can be improved by dermatologist. Dry, cracked heels need moisturizing cream or lotion applied often. If there is redness or peeling between toes, need to treat athlete's foot with cream like lamisil (terbinafine). Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, pain, pus (especially if diabetic or poor circulation). Podiatrist can also recommend treatments. ...Read more

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Blister like acne on my chin that pusses clear and goes crusty Started out looking like a zit and turned into this. Burns to touch when cracked?

Blister like acne on my chin that pusses clear and goes crusty Started out looking like a zit and turned into this. Burns to touch when cracked?

This sounds like: It could be a viral or bacterial infection. You may need a prescription oral or topical medication. Please see your doctor so that this can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Corner of mouth outside is red/painful it cracks and peels no apparent bump/acne/hair follicle etc sometimes goes almost all away then comes back?

Angular cheilitis: Multifactorial disorder of infectious origin. The sores are often infected with fungi (yeasts), or sometimes bacteria, or both. Several nutritional deficiency states of vitamins or minerals have been linked to AC. It is thought that in about 25% of people with AC, iron deficiency or deficiency of B vitamins are involved. Keep a good oral hygiene, try to eat healthier and take a good multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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Flucuating hormones. Irregular periods + acne at 42! joints crack esp hips. Severe hip pain, linked to hormones? Treatment?

Flucuating hormones. Irregular periods + acne at 42! joints crack esp hips. Severe hip pain, linked to hormones? Treatment?

See your doctor: It may be best to first start with your pcp, and discuss the concerns you have. So that you have a starting point. Then s/he can also do a hormone panel assessment to see how you're doing to ck your Progesterone and estrogen levels. The severe hip pain needs to be assessed further too. So that may be related, in that hormones have a protective effect on bone, heart, and brain. But it may also be that it is completely separate, and unrelated to your hormones. So this is why you need to speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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An having a painfull crack in my butt crack how to relieve it?

Painful crack: What caused the crack? Without knowing what's going on, it's difficult to suggest relief measures. ...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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How do I get rid of a boil on top of the butt crack?

How do I get rid of a boil on top of the butt crack?

Boil: Might be a boil, or infected cyst, anyway, needs to be surgically drained + antibiotic. If it is a cyst it needs eventually be removed. ...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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I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this?

I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this?

Ringworm.: Looks like ringworm, itches. Might be ringworm. Treated with consistent use of topical antifungal until resolved - generally 1- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Bump in the middle of butt crack itches and painful when u touch it? Can I put anything on it so it won't get infected

Bump in the middle of butt crack itches and painful when u touch it? Can I put anything on it so it won't get infected

? pilonidal cyst: That location is where pilonidal cysts occur. If the bump is such a cyst, best to keep it clean and dry. Okay to get evaluated by local doc or surgeon. Surgery may be recommended. Take friend or family with you to appointment. ...Read more

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What can cause bumps under the skin between the butt crack that just rise and go away but leaves raised bump like scaring?

What can cause bumps under the skin between the butt crack that just rise and go away but leaves raised bump like scaring?

Need more info: Please make an appointment with your family physician. The "bumps" could be benign or serious and only a visual exam by your family physician can help decide the next step.. ...Read more

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At the tip of my butt crack it has tough skin and a small oval lump like the shape of half almond. Its painful on right side what is it?

At the tip of my butt crack it has tough skin and a small oval lump like the shape of half almond. Its painful on right side what is it?

Poss pilonidal cyst: Hard to say exactly what this is but one possibility is a pilonidal cyst. These can become infected so best to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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At the tip of my butt crack/ end of my tailbone it stings almost like a stabbing. I haven't done anything to it. And im unsure what it could be?

At the tip of my butt crack/ end of my tailbone it stings almost like a stabbing. I haven't done anything to it. And im unsure what it could be?

Pilonidal cyst: A possibility is a pilonidal cyst, which is tissue that is present since birth and then can become inflammed or infected. This is thought to be a tract of hair tissue that did not properly develop. This needs to be treated surgically. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Itching started in upper butt crack now has spread to the anus area two weeks later itching is horrible tissue has minor swelling and burning help?

Itching started in upper butt crack now has spread to the anus area two weeks later itching is horrible tissue has minor swelling and burning help?

Irritants/allergens?: Look back to determine what triggered the itch. You could be allergic to an oil, cream or garment. You may also have a pilonidal sinus (abscess around embedded hair) or hemorrhoids. Less likely but possible, you may have pinworm infestation. Check with a physician if the condition persists. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and with frequent itches in the butt crack. I do not feel pain in the anal area, but I do bleed from scratching. Had for 7 months.?

I am 16 years old and with frequent itches in the butt crack. I do not feel pain in the anal area, but I do bleed from scratching. Had for 7 months.?

Be checked: It may be a result of a local irritation or eczema. There is also the possibility of an infection; particularly a yeast infection. Have it assessed and be treated. All the 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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more