What is a rash on the inner thigh and buttocks?

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asked Mar 4 in Body/Skin by X3AmySarah (1,940 points)
What is a rash on the inner thigh and buttocks?

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answered Mar 24 by atnight (4,540 points)
A rash on the inner thigh and buttocks can be several different things which include a heat rash, irritation, contact dermatitis, chafing, jock itch, razor burn, swimmer's itch or hidradenitis suppurativa.

Jock itch (or tinea cruris) usually causes redness, flakiness, peeling, or cracking of the skin in the groin, thigh, and buttocks area.

The rash can look circular, with well-defined or even elevated edges.

It can also spread to the area around the anus (where poop comes out).
 
A syphilis rash might also be made up of large, raised gray to white lesions with a moist finish.

These types of syphilis rashes occur on the inner thighs, armpits, groin, or below the breasts.

Because syphilis rashes are very pale and not itchy or painful, they can be easy to overlook.

You can help clear up the rash on your inner thighs and buttocks by applying some diaper rash cream or petroleum jelly.

You can use petroleum jelly to lubricate and protect the skin.

It might also prevent clothing from causing friction against your inner thighs.

Apply about a teaspoon of petroleum jelly to the inside of your thighs.

You can also try chafing creams and balms, such as Body Glide, or zinc oxide ointment.

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