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My crack has gotten red, not itchy, just uncomfortable. What

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My butt crack has gotten red, not itchy, just uncomfortable. What can I do to make the red go away?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.


This redness usually occurs due to irritation of the area. It is a common enough condition and a large number of people go through it. It usually occurs in a vicious cycle, the more a person scratches and scrubs, the more he skin gets inflamed and the more the redness increases. The trick is to break the cycle.

Some simple tips to be used are:
Take Tab. Alavert 10 mg (OTC) once daily.
Steroid creams: you can ask at your pharmacist for 1% Hydrocortisone ointment (OTC).
Avoid scratching - difficult, but she should try not to scratch at all to break the cycle.
Clean only with plain water - avoid using any soaps or anything else.
Change the brand of toilet paper - use soft paper.

These steps should make it go away. Otherwise you have to consult a doctor for this.

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