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What causes itching sensation and skin discoloration on buttocks?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Cure for itchy discolored butt crack. Male in late eighties
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. I would be in a better position to guide you about cure if you answer following questions please:

1. since when are you having this problem?
2. did it start after taking some particular food or after going to bed?
3. are you allergic to some food?
4. did such problem occur in past?
5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness?
6. are you on any medication?
7. do you feel appearance of rash as well?
8. does itch occur on any other part of body as well?
9. is anyone else in the family also having similar complaint?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
This problem has been there for about a month. I take care of my husband who has the problem. It does not appear to be food related or hereditary. He uses adult diapers, and I have tried antibiotic creams. No help. He has several health problems including dementia and COPD. He is on oxygen. I wonder if it could be a yeast or fungal related problem. He did not complain at all about it, until it started to itch recently. Would Monostat help? Please advise. I shall contact his doctor's office tomorrow, but would like your opinion. He uses albuterol and an inhalant for his COPD also. He is on several heart medicines also. He takes Dilitiazem30 mg twice a day and X,arelto 15 mg. As it is difficult for him to leave home, I wish there were something to try before Taking him to the doctor, but want him to get treatment so he is comfortable. I love him dearly and don't know what to do. Thanks, XXXXXXX XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. I have gone through them. There is high probability that its fungal infection. If i were your treating doctor then i would have advised following things:

- cetirizine one at night for 5 days
- topical ketoconazole cream thrice a day.
- keep area clean & dry.
- Do not let it remain wet.

If condition remains same even after 2-3 days then he would be requiring systemic management for which he needs to visit hospital

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing him good health !!
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What causes itching sensation and skin discoloration on buttocks?

Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. I would be in a better position to guide you about cure if you answer following questions please: 1. since when are you having this problem? 2. did it start after taking some particular food or after going to bed? 3. are you allergic to some food? 4. did such problem occur in past? 5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness? 6. are you on any medication? 7. do you feel appearance of rash as well? 8. does itch occur on any other part of body as well? 9. is anyone else in the family also having similar complaint? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You