For the last couple of months my butt crack from the anus and half way up the butt crack and the srounding skin has been a light pink. My skin is medium brown. Sometimes the very middle of the crack is cracked, like dry cracked lips would crack. I have tired using cortizone, triple antibiotic ointment and mineral oil. It starts to regain it's skin color and then a couple of days later turns back pink. Do you think this could be an irritation to soap possibly or maybe I am srubbing too hard and it's drying out? I have currently switched soaps and changed to a softer wash glove so that I don't scrub too hard. I also wondered if this is an irritation to constant pooping. I recently gave up meat in the past 5 months and added more fiber and protein to my diet and lots of fish, so I have been pooping even more. There are occasions if the stool is really soft I may have a little leakage before I get to the washroom. Could the constant contact be causing me issues?
I haven't talked with my doctor about it yet, but I did have them do a quick lab to make sure I didn't have a yeast or bacterial infection going on.
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