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Red, swollen welts at the tip of tail bone, itchy. Treatment?

Every now and then, I get red, swollen welts at the tip of my tailbone. This has been going on for years. It usually lasts about two to three weeks and they are very itchy. They appear very suddenly. Not there at night, but are there when I get up un the morning. Or they could suddenly appear at night. What is it and how do I treat it. Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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The appearance of welts restricted only to the tail bone may be allergic in origin or due to cholinergic nerve root irritation.
There is no permanent cure of this. For symptomatic relief, you can take oral anti allergics and anticholinergics.
Consulting a dermatologist will be helpful in getting a specific treatment.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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