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What causes a red rash around the anal region?

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Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a red rash around the anus, what is the cure?
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 1 hour later
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Hello, Thank you for posting your question on HealthcareMagic.
By your description this looks like a fungal rash which is very common around the anal area and genitals.
Is it itchy?
I would recommend you to keep the area dry and clean it frequently.
Application of candid derma ointment locally will help.
If itchy you could use antihistamines like cetrizine after getting them prescribed by your local physician.

Hope this helps
Best wishes
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