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I think ACV burned the surrounding skin of my rectum

Three weeks ago I discovered a bump on the outer rim of my anus. I figured it was from a slip of my razor when shaving from the night before. I did some research and I came to the conclusion that it had to be A) a external hemmroid or B) a skin tag. I've been using medicated wiped with witch hazel and I looked up natural remedies to help resolve the problem and apple cider vinegar was one. I think I may have over done it because the skin surrounding the problem area has become raw and red. I was wonder what I should do to treat this and/or both problems.
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5536886 tn?1455827346
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I would stop using the vinegar and witch hazel now- you want to keep the area clean if there is an irritation, but you can use a mild cleanser.  See how you do with just stopping the treatment- as far as if you think you have a hemorrhoid or skin tag- get to a doctor for the best treatment for those, since at home remedies have irritated the area.  
5536886 tn?1455827346
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Just wanted to check in and see how you were doing?  Hope you are healing up and feel better!
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I did exact same thing trying to treat a small hemorrhoid and the itching . I didn't know I should dilute it and have a nasty burn and in so much pain. What did you ever do to feel better? I'm sorry this happened to you. It's awful!
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