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I have redness around my anus, the skin from I believe

overwiping. It burns and itches...
I have redness around my anus, the skin from I believe overwiping. It burns and itches. I just put some A&D. Any idea what this is and what I should be applying to it.
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I think you nailed it. From over wiping. Do you baby wipes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I used them that first time and I got this. They were pampers wipes

Ok. If you stop using them and apply zinc oxide (desitin), it will resolve

just give it time

It will heal

that is all you should put on it though and try not to wipe too much or use a washcloth with warm water

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What exactly is this rash? I don't have desiring on hand. Can I continue to put A&D. What caused this. Why does it itch and burn

It is a reaction to the wipes.

allergic reaction.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
You still have not answered if I can put A&D lol. Can it be from toilet paper also?

Yes, I'm sorry. A and D is good too. I prefer desitin but A and D will do.

The paper is just making the allergic irritation worse

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How should I wash that area?

very gently with a soft washcloth with warm water

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you! Just one last quick question. Why does it itch also?

that is the allergic reaction

allergies itch!

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