Adults have a tendency to think that they could never end up getting butt rash. But one day they wake up and unexpectedly experience redness, swelling, and even irritation in their derrière.
People often hide this fact from everyone because it is socially unattractive. They do not want to be judged by their family, friends, or even their family doctor. But once they realize that all of us can experience butt rash from time to time, it becomes easier to ask for help. In this piece, we’ll look at the potential causes of this annoying condition and provide tips to overcome it.
The Causes of Butt Rash in Adults
Is there a particular reason adults might experience this condition? This may seem embarrassing, but one of the main causes is a lack of cleanliness. So if you aren’t cleaning up back there correctly, you could develop a rash.
It’s time to get really honest with yourself. Are you doing a good job cleaning up after going to the bathroom? Or is there room for improvement?
If you fail to properly clean your rear end, microorganisms will unfortunately begin to thrive back there. In conditions that are warm and unsanitary, yeast, fungi, and bacteria can not only grow but flourish. The area around the anus is a prime hotbed for microorganism activity, so if you do not wash the area thoroughly and clean up well after using the bathroom, a rash has a greater potential to develop.
Other Possible Causes for Adult Butt Rash
There are other possible reasons why adults could potentially experience this unwanted condition. Some of the more common options include:
- bites from insects
- allergic reactions
- genetic factors
- swimming pools
- using drugs
Besides genetics, which is completely out of your control, you can control the other areas to prevent this type of rash in the future. Once you discover the actual problem, you can take the next steps in order to fix it.
As an example, there are certain medications that have a tendency to cause this type of rash in adults. In situations like this, the simple solution is to change medications. As well, swimming pools containing stagnant water and certain sicknesses also lead to this kind of rash, so avoid these pools and take steps to get well and your rash should clear up as you make changes to resolve the offending problem.
Butt Rash Types
There’s more than one type of rash. To correct this issue, you’ll need to figure out which rash you have. Consult with a doctor instead of trying to guess by yourself. If you accidentally guess incorrectly, your treatment will be delayed.
Common types of rashes include:
- poison ivy
- fungal related rash
This is just a sampling of potential options. Besides the rash itself, you could also experience other symptoms like diarrhea, headaches, fevers, and more.
Although it’s rare, it is possible for a butt rash to potentially signify a problem that is much more serious. We aren’t trying to scare you at all, but want you to be aware to let you know about the signal that your body is sharing with you.
Can a Butt Rash Be Caused by Dermatitis?
Since dermatitis is basically just skin inflammation that causes itchiness, dryness, and redness, it is possible that your rash can be a result of this problem. When the symptoms progress, scaling, flaking, and blisters can potentially form.
There are a few types of dermatitis. A common one is called allergic contact dermatitis. This means that if you touch your butt to certain allergens, a rash can potentially form. So if you are experiencing this problem due to an allergen, to treat the problem you must discover the cause and then avoid it at all costs.
Atopic dermatitis a.k.a. eczema can also be a problem on the posterior. Its symptoms include burning, swelling, and itching, and it can be caused by allergies, asthma, or too much stress.
Butt Rash Locations
This rash can appear in two different places including the butt crack and your butt cheeks. Butt crack rashes are the most common, but rashes found in the crack around the anus are usually more difficult to tolerate. Burning and itching sensations can last for many days, so please keep your anus clean.
Treatments for Butt Rash
Some treatment options include:
- Wear loose undergarments – if your underwear is too tight and rubbing against you, it could definitely irritate your rash and make it feel much worse. Instead, think about wearing loose-fitting, breathable underwear to help lessen the pain.
- Use topical ointment – there are a wide range of over-the-counter topical ointments to treat these rashes. Find one containing hydrocortisone because it’s quite effective at eliminating this problem.
- Good hygiene – mentioned earlier, practicing good hygiene is crucial to avoiding buttocks area rashes. Thoroughly clean, wash, and dry the area every day.
- Ride it out – some people experience such severe pain that they must get an ointment to treat this condition because it hurts too much. Others are willing to tough it out for a few days to see if the rash clears up on its own. You can attempt waiting it out, but if it doesn’t go away, you may need an ointment or even prescription medication to solve the problem.
If the pain is too great and too severe, acetaminophen is an excellent over-the-counter option to quell the hurt that you can experience. On the other hand, you can also use ointments that contain natural treatment options which also work very well.
One option is to get a cream containing aloe vera. It can help to eliminate the swelling and soothe the experience of pain. Some other potential options include treatments containing cucumbers and/or oatmeal.
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No matter what, you should definitely talk to a doctor if the rash isn’t going away and over-the-counter treatments are working. For the most part, this condition should clear up in 3 to 7 days. But if you do not remove the offending issue causing the rash in the first place, it could potentially last much longer, so keep that in mind.