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Sweating due to sports, irritation in buttocks, rash on skin. Treatment?

Hi doctor, I have a question. So i have started running every morning for sports coming up for school and I ve been sweating a lot. I ve noticed that I ve been very irritated in the butt crack region and I took a look and it seems almost raw? I thought it was a rash and I ve tried desitin, but I m not sure exactly how to treat it since I m unsure what it is.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing here.

You are having perianal intertrigo.Sweating ,friction with clothes can irritate skin leading to intertrigo.

Take regular bath after running.Use loose shorts while running.Keep area dry and clean.,you can use antifungal powder like candid at day time.At night you can apply a steroid antifungal cream like canddid b for 1 week.In case if there is no response it will be better to consult a dermatologist.

Hope this will help you.Take care.
Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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