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Question: Rash Very Itchy

 Entprob - Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:26 am

I have a rash in by buttocks area (Image attatched) I have tried several creams, powers, etc but there is no relief. I used an anti fungal cream, neosporin and cortisone cream over several weeks. Nothing seems to help and almost everything makes it burn when applied. I tried posting this once before but there was no response. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Image can be found here.

Thank you!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:29 am

User avatar Hello,Lichen simplex is the commoner condition which can present as a localise,severely itchy plaque and is common in areas including the scrotum,vulva,nape of neck and perianal area.Irritant or contact dermatitis also could present here but respond to application of steroids.Fungal infections again respond to antifungals.With a persistent lesion non responsive to common medications does indicate a need for a biopsy to rule out rarer conditions like perianal paget's.Do consult a dermatologist to rule out these unlikely causes just to be sure.Best wishes.


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