this is embarrsing - but I have had this problem for about 2 years now. Have lived with it off and on now but its getting to the point where I can't take it anymore. There is about a 2 inch slit/tear within my butt crack. Its couple inches south of tailbone. I do not know what this is caused from. I sit at a desk all day, some people tell me its sweat, or a yeast problem ? my regular MD doctor didnt know what it would be caused from. I was instructed to keep it dry and then put desatin on it but that does nothing. I switched to bag balm, it heals it up for a few days and then it goes right back to being split open and starts to bleed a little. This stings when I take a shower too !! any suggestions on what I can do ? I can't afford to go see a dermatologist right now. Thank You
Use a serum with Vit. C in it, or I have used polysporin in the past and it's worked great. I've gotten the split on and off over the years and have no earthly clue what causes it, but it's painful and a bit itchy.
One possibility is of pilonidal cyst. In this the skin becomes reddened or even sometimes looks like a small bruise)When it is infected, it causes pain. Antibiotics or surgical drainage may be required. Look at the skin of the lower back. If you see a cyst or pus filled cyst, it can be a pilonidal cyst or an infection of the sebaceous glands of the skin in the area which can form into an abscess and thereby the acute pain.
I feel that physical examination by a doctor is necessary to make a diagnosis. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Usually doctors can not think outside of what they have learned. That is to say, if they have not learned it in a book it either does not exist or they just have no idea. When this happens they will 'force' your situation to fit their knowledge base. Case in point talking about a cyst. A split in your skin is a split in your skin pure and simple. People can relate it to the sometimes split people have at the corner of their mouths. No cysts involved no scare tactics needed to have an operation. I have the same problem, I use aloe and vitamin e and keep it dry with baby powder. I did notice it usually happens if my skin becomes moist for too long, like when I sweat. I also noticed that it comes back more easily based on my diet, drinking too much etc. Its likely to be a ph problem that inhibits the bodies natural defenses against normal bacteria. It becomes itchy and if you scratch the skin breaks and vola. Oddly enough anti-bacteria ointments do nothing, the skin does not heal back. Dry is best.
My little girl was born with that tiny opening/slit above her "butt crack". It has not seemed to give her any trouble. I thought it may have closed up as she became older, but it has not. Has anyone else seen this with themselves or their children?
I have had this happen to me off and on since I was a little girl and I am now in my 30's. I also have notices that this seems to happen more so during the summer when its hot and I sweat more. I have felt it re-open when bending over to tie my shoes and I have also felt it re-open during intercourse. it sometimes takes time to heal but ointment and creams are definitely NOT the answer! KEEP THE AREA CLEAN AND DRY! applying ointment and creams will only keep the area open and potentially cause infections. Applying a mild powder (unscented), perhaps original baby powder, will help keep area dry. Some people have this occur and get very self conscious about it, but are not aware that this is more common than people know and probably 8 out of every 10 people you know have this happen to them as well rather they admit it or not! It is painful and irritating but correct care to the area will surely help to keep this from reoccurring and free from infection.
This happens to me. It use to happen just by bending over or during intercourse like someone else has said. I unfortunately have not found anything that will stop it from happening. Ointments like cortisone or polysporin help heal, but it can come back whenever. Just when i think its healed it can split easily. My fiance does not think it can happen out of the blue or from bending over.
i have had this for at least fifty years, and I agree with all the comments. Antimicrobials don't work. Dry is key. While I don't sweat much in general, I have constant scrotal and "***-crack" sweat. Antidepressants, which are anticholinergics, help a little. But just seeing this site and seeing that it is more common than I realized is very helpful
I thought it comes with age. For me, never noticed it or feel it till in my older age (50s). Was shocked, wondered what it was since I am very cautious of my hygiene. So I cleaned it applied antibiotics to avoid infection. It went away, but resurfaced when I tried bending or sitting on the commode, then I cleaned again and used baby powder, and has been gone since, been 5 years now. Came across this topic because a friend mentioned the concern, I decided to google and show it.
coconut631 has the accurate diagnosis and corrective treatment posted. This is more common than you think and it just happens. So here's what really works for relieving discomfort and speed up healing;
1) Wash with anti bacterial soap...Dial liquid hand soap works great.
2) Pat dry with a clean white towel.
3) Always keep the area dry!
4) Apply Gold Bond Medicated Powder to help keep it dry, soothed, protected and speed up the healing.
5) Wear white cotton underwear only! I say this because white cotton has no dyes and cotton lets your skin breath.
Do this as often as needed during the day and especially at night. And it should clear up in a couple of days. Hope this helps. :-)
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My BF recently had a accident. Hes 6'5" and was working on a Range Rover that was on a lift above him. The Range slipped off from the front right axile and fell onto his legs, pinning him down for 1hr and 20mins. Thank God no broken bones. He did recieve scratches to his back, sides and legs. seeing he was face to ground he split the skin inbetween his butt. its in line with his crack. I was told to use corn starch but its still leaving it moist. what should i use?
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