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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: rash in crack of buttocks

 jes974 - Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:47 pm

for the past 2 weeks, the entrance of my anus has itched and burned. i thought this might be hemorroihds, but it has not gone away. (prep h will mask the problem for a little while). it has stayed the same, but now i notice a red line (rash) going up to the crack of my buttocks. There are a few red spots, but not bumpy. Could this be another kind of infection?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:06 pm

User avatar Hello,

Anal pruritis (itching) which responds to over the counter medicine sounds like hemorrhoids.

The rash may by due to local irritation from clothing, soaps, topical cream, yeast, or bacteria.

Treatment includes keeping the area dry, control the pruritis with OTC hemorrhoid cream or 1% hydrocortisone cream (best option).

If no change or worse, see a physician.

Take care.

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