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What does a itchy rash on tailbone indicate?

I have a very itchy rash on the skin above my tailbone. Right at the top of my butt crack. It appeared about a week ago, and at first I thought it might of been from wearing a thong or something. But I ve been wearing those for years and have never had this happen. I feel it all day long and the itching is getting worse. Please help!!!
Mon, 1 Dec 2014
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Hi

The area you have mentioned is very commonly affected by fungal infections . These can specially occur in hot weather due to excessive sweating and friction .
It needs to be treated by regular application of topical anti fungal creams .
Oral anti fungal agents are also required in severe cases .
Do not apply any other cream or oil over the affected area.

Dr Geetika Paul
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What does a itchy rash on tailbone indicate?

Hi The area you have mentioned is very commonly affected by fungal infections . These can specially occur in hot weather due to excessive sweating and friction . It needs to be treated by regular application of topical anti fungal creams . Oral anti fungal agents are also required in severe cases . Do not apply any other cream or oil over the affected area. Dr Geetika Paul