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Suggest remedies for itchy and black buttocks at night

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Hello doctor

I have scrub buttocks for one years and itchy and buttocks get black in some area. I just can't say this to local doctor as i don't know how to say. This problem starts mostly at night when i sleep and change cloths but then in morning i got more problem. I took medicine named ebast as it's a allergic medicine but not helped.

I used some cream and oil but that also not worked.

Can you suggest me any medicine or cream that will help ?

Sorry for my bad english as you will contact me i will try to explain more as i don't know much why this.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
If you send a picture then it will be more helpful.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. If you send a picture then it will be more helpful. Your problem can be most likely due to decreased moisturization or (dermatitis) irriation from chemicals like soaps you are using.
Avoid soaps for washing your buttock. You can use green gram powder instead. If you not liking it then you can use hypoallergic soaps like cetaphil in moderation. Using emolient creams containing liquid paraffin will be helpful. If this is not helping then a short course corticosteroid creams will be helpful. Potent corticosteroids like clobetasol can be used for this.
Take more plain water to get yourself properly hydrated also as dehydration of skin can make this worse.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (28 minutes later)
Thanks, i attached image let me know if you got that and i will consider things you mentioned.

With image i attached you may let me know if i need to take a medicine or not.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like fungal dermatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up query.

I have gone through your picture. It looks like fungal dermatitis. Using combination of anti fungal creams or ointments like miconazole and corticosteroid creams like hydocortisone for local application will be helpful. Also avoid skin to get dry by using moisturisers like emollient creams.

Remove the hair on the buttock folds by non irritating razors or shavers also.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (14 minutes later)
Thanks

But not understand this :

Using combination of anti fungal creams or ointments like miconazole and corticosteroid creams

Do i buy anti fungal cream ? and soap you suggested ? and is it require to remove hair ?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Removing hair on buttock folds wil be beter.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up.

You can buy creams or ointments containing anti fungal agents like miconazole and corticosteroid like hydrocortisone or betamethasone. This combinations are available. This is available in brands like daktacort or betnovate. You can buy cream or ointment of these. You can use the hypoallergic soap in moderation also.
Removing the hair on buttock fold is better.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedies for itchy and black buttocks at night

Brief Answer: If you send a picture then it will be more helpful. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM I have gone through your query. If you send a picture then it will be more helpful. Your problem can be most likely due to decreased moisturization or (dermatitis) irriation from chemicals like soaps you are using. Avoid soaps for washing your buttock. You can use green gram powder instead. If you not liking it then you can use hypoallergic soaps like cetaphil in moderation. Using emolient creams containing liquid paraffin will be helpful. If this is not helping then a short course corticosteroid creams will be helpful. Potent corticosteroids like clobetasol can be used for this. Take more plain water to get yourself properly hydrated also as dehydration of skin can make this worse. Let me know if anything not clear. I am happy to help you. Thanks.