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What causes itchy rash on tailbone area?

I have had a itchy rash on my tailbone for many months now. It has red bumps that get worse when I itch them, but the skin also appears discolored, kind of yellowish. I ve tried anti fungal creams and hydrocortisone but nothing has treated this. I can t find anything online that resembles this, particularly the yellowish skin. Any ideas?
Thu, 27 Nov 2014
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Hi

The area you have mentioned is a common site for two problems .
Either you have developed a fungal infection in the area or it is a chronic eczema .
Now management varies according to the problem .
Fungal infection needs to be managed by regular application of Topical antifungals along with oral antifungal agents .
Chronic eczema needs to be controlled by topical steroids and antihistamines.
See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management.


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What causes itchy rash on tailbone area?

Hi The area you have mentioned is a common site for two problems . Either you have developed a fungal infection in the area or it is a chronic eczema . Now management varies according to the problem . Fungal infection needs to be managed by regular application of Topical antifungals along with oral antifungal agents . Chronic eczema needs to be controlled by topical steroids and antihistamines. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Dr Geetika Paul