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Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
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I have a tear in my skin inside the top of my butt crack.

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I have a tear in my skin inside the top of my butt crack. I did not notice it until my husband picked my up very tightly and I think he might have torn the skin in that area, cuz I did not notice it until then. either that or it is chapped. But I dont think its chapped or I would have noticed it sooner. What do you think it is and what should I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 4 years ago.
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It is quite possible that you have a small tear in the area - this can especially happen if the skin in the natal cleft is dry. Just apply Bacitracin ointment on it - twice a day for 7-10 days, and it should heal. If it doesn't then you might have cutaneous candidiasis and should see a doctor if possible for appropriate treatment. Regards.
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