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What should do about an itchy bum?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: What part of the bum

Itching on the skin of the butt (bum) can be due to dryness, sensitive skin, scratchy clothes, sitting on scratchy surfaces, etc.
.. A non-medicated skin cream, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (for just a few days), or another anti-itch cream can help (all over-the-counter). If there is a visible rash, or if the itch is anal, genital, or in hairy areas, a doctor can give a diagnosis and start treatment.

In brief: What part of the bum

Itching on the skin of the butt (bum) can be due to dryness, sensitive skin, scratchy clothes, sitting on scratchy surfaces, etc.
.. A non-medicated skin cream, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (for just a few days), or another anti-itch cream can help (all over-the-counter). If there is a visible rash, or if the itch is anal, genital, or in hairy areas, a doctor can give a diagnosis and start treatment.
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