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Painfull rash around anus. Burning and weeping
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Painfull rash around anus. Burning and weeping

Hi,
I have been feeling a little tired last few days and sore throat and this afternoon i starting feeling a prickling painfull area around my anus, like something prickling me. When got home checked it and its a red colour and weeps very smelly  fluid. Just came on fast out of no where. not sure what it could be or i should do.
Thank you
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examnation but it can be intertrigo,heat rash or contact dermatitis. An intertrigo is an inflammation (rash) of the body folds.It most commonly occurs due to bacterial,viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore.

Pls keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics.Topical zinc oxide cream like Sudocrem, Desitin are very helpful(apply with a paper towel and not directly with hands).Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps.For the itching pls take some over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin.In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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go to wallgreen and buy a tube of what used to be called anusol and is now called tucks.you have what they call fishers.a red ichy rash and bumps around the anus.spread that on and it will be gone in 2 days.also stops the iching
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