The occurrence of rash on buttocks is common with small kids. However, there are enough reasons for it to affect adults too. Let us know from this article what causes the condition, about its identifying symptoms, and ways to prevent it.
Buttock rash mostly occur in the form of light red lines or a group of small red pimples. There are several reasons behind its onset. Also, the intensity and cause of the rash can vary from adults to children, and person to person.
Babies are more prone to buttock rash. This is because small babies wear diapers all day long, so friction exists around the inner thigh areas, and between the buttocks and the diaper. Moreover, due to the presence of urine, stools and detergent residue in baby wipes, diapers turns moist. Thus, leads to the problem of rashes. Kids who have a family history of skin allergies may suffer from diaper rashes unless out of the diaper phase. Unfortunately, small babies and kids cannot be vocal about the problem, hence, it is important we diagnose it ourselves and treat it.
» Redness of skin around the area of the buttocks.
» Spotty small sore rashes on the butts and on the hips.
» Cracked skin, topped with yellow scales in the inner thigh area.
» Small fissures around the buttock area in newborns and small kids.
» Hot and humid weather
» Use of antibiotics
» Changing diapers after a long time
» When skin folds or rubs against the diaper
» When the buttock area is aggravated due to heat and moisture
» UTI (urinary track infection)
» Skin allergies
» Poor fitting diapers.
☞ Changing diapers often and keeping the butt area clean and dry will reduce the frequency of rashes.
☞ Avoid the use of diapers whenever possible, as body hugging diapers without air circulation can cause irritation to the baby’s skin.
☞ Using a gentle detergent to wash the kid’s undergarments and drying them properly will serve the purpose of keeping away rashes.
☞ Allow the child to wear loose fitting clothes and exposing the area to air as much as possible.
☞ Applying petroleum jelly or certain ointments will relieve the pain that may be caused by the rash.
Rashes on buttocks occur due to a fungal or bacterial infection. Rashes can also develop around the groin and inner thighs. Now these rashes cause irritation and itching, which can be embarrassing at times. Hence, it is important to do away with them and take precautions, so that they do not recur.
» Reddening of the skin through the formation of bubbles or small crusts.
» The color is not always red, it could be pale pink or just small spots with a yellowish tinge. They give you a burning tingling sensation and gets aggravated if scratched further.
» There could be blisters and sores as well.
» A rash on the buttocks affects the skin’s texture, color and can cause it to swell. It is very painful. One cannot sit at a place for a long period of time.
» Heat Rash: During summer we tend to sweat more than usual. When moist skin comes in contact with the tight elastic of undergarments rashes are caused.
» Intake of Antibiotics: The use of antibiotics releases heat from our body. This heat is released in the form of painful rashes on the buttocks.
» Fungal Infection: This is a very common cause of rash on buttocks. Sweaty, unclean area around the buttocks or using the same undergarments for a long period of time, can lead to the growth of fungi.
» Allergy: Sometimes a buttock rash can be due to an allergic reaction.
» Bacterial Infection: Bacteria present in the undergarments rub against your butt’s skin to cause itchy rashes. Moreover, tight fitting undergarments obstruct air flow and thus play a key role in breeding bacteria, leading to a bacterial infection.
» HIV: This is also a known cause for rash.
☞ Common things like keeping your butt area clean and dry will keep these rashes away.
☞ Using washed and fresh undergarments, moreover, using a garment softener after a normal wash and drying the undergarment properly, will reduce the unhygienic conditions that lead to a rash.
☞ Applying talcum powder or using ointments will also serve the purpose.
☞ Other than that, add a little salt to cold water (in the bathtub) and sit in it for 15 minutes. This formula reduces the intensity and frequency of rash, and has a soothing effect.
☞ Aloe Vera gel on the infected area also works wonders to reduce rashes on the buttocks.
☞ Wearing loose pajamas (for girls) or boxers (for boys) while at home or whenever possible, with allow your skin to breathe.
The bottom line is to keep your buttock area clean and dry, to avoid an itchy, painful rash on it!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.