I'd like to add that:
-I eat a high fiber diet (mostly veggies and fruits) and have easy regular bowel movements.
-I have a office job where I sit for usually 12-14 hours each day.
-I have previously had jock itch in my groin region, which I treated by changing my clothing, fully drying the area and stopped using any skin lotion.
While I realize the picture I posted is abhorrent and absolutely humiliating, from a personal standpoint, I'm disappointed that nobody has replied yet.
I wanted to offer a brief update, since I posted, I've:
-Stopped shaving the area
-Discontinued use of the Huggies with shea butter
-Increase showers to twice daily (warm water and Dove soap)
-Air dried the area after each shower with a hair blow dryer on the cool setting
-Dried the area twice daily with toilet paper and air driers (hand driers at work)
-Applied a Triple Antibiotic with Pain Relief to the entire area three times daily (Bacitracin Zinc500 Units , Neomycin3.5 mg , Polymyxin B Sulfate10,000 Units , Pramoxine Hydrochloride 10 mg) (using a new disposable glove each time so as not to contaminate anything else)
So far, I have not noticed anything dramatic, however, the area has not bled anymore and the irritation and "rawness" has begun to slightly subside. It is still uncomfortable but not as much as yesterday when I posted.
I'll continue self-medicating until I can see a doctor in a few days and keep updating here.
I hope someone can post and give me some insight. My best guess is I cut myself shaving the region (disposable razor) and then got an infection from bacteria from the anus.
It looks like an infected area. 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 antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. You may also need oral antibiotics.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thanks so much for your response, Bhupinder.
I saw my physician who confirmed that I had an external hemmorhoid that was causing me the pain and symptoms.
I have been using Hydrocortison Acetate Suppositories twice a day (NDC 0574-7090-12) and after about two weeks the area healed up quite nicely.
I stopped using the medicine after two weeks and had some minor irritation return, so I continue and medicate as needed now.
I am doing MUCH better, thanks!