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Surface split near tailbone, soreness, stings when moving, purple color. What could this be?

Hi, I am a healthy 16 year old girl and for the past few day s i have noticed that an inch down from my tail bone, spanning about an inch itself, i have a surface split. it doesn t bleed at all but it s very sore and stings when i move around too much. it s slightly purple in colour... looks more like a bruise rather than a split, what could this be?, and how can i get rid of it?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You are having fissure and erythema in upper part of intergluteal fold. Most probably it is candidal infection superadded with bacterial infection. It is painful condition and you may be having mild itching.
In such condition I usually advise to test blood to rule out DM,HIV and anaemia.
You have to improve hygiene by using dettol liquid, take sitz bath in dettol water.
Apply antibiotic cream like mupirocin, avoid soap bath, take antibiotics, antifungal and anti inflammatory drugs.
Keep the area dry. After healing of fissure, use clotrimazole powder to cure the the fungal infection and to prevent the relapse of disease.

I feel, you might improve , but take treatment under supervision of dermatologis.

I hope you got my answer.
Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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