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What causes a red scar between the anus and bum crack?

Hey, I have a bit of a red line going up from my anus and stopping at the top of my bum crack.. Is there a way to get rid of this? What causes it? Also, between my anus and vagina sometimes gets quite itchy. I don t know if this is because I shave near that area or something else?
Thu, 19 Nov 2015
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
You might have developed fungal infection.
Your symptoms are suggestive of that.
It can be treated easily with the use of an antifungal cream like clotrimazole.
It is safe and is available over the counter.
You can try this in consultation with your doctor.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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