We all know how irritating and painful eczema can be, but imagine itchy, red or painful buttock eczema. What an itch!
This week, we discuss buttock eczema symptoms, as well as various treatments and clothing that can provide natural, painless relief.
What's This Butt Rash?
Are you currently suffering from a butt rash, but have no idea whether you might be experiencing an eczema flare up or just irritated skin? Check out some other skin conditions that can easily be mistaken for an eczema butt rash below:
An eczema butt rash usually can be identified by itchy, red patches caused by irritants or allergens. It can also appear as:
- Small, red bumps
- Red, irritated skin around the buttocks
- Painful or itchy skin around the anus
Eczema butt rashes are actually quite common, as skin is rather sensitive and moisture can easily build up. Keeping this area clean and dry is important in order to avoid further irritation or infection.
If you're experiencing flaky, silver-like patches of skin on your buttocks or anus, then you might be suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition that causes skin cells to grow at 10 times their normal rate.
Like eczema, the butt can actually be a common area for psoriasis flare ups.
Fungal Infection Butt Rash
Ever heard that athlete's foot is extremely contagious? Well, it's so contagious it can actually end up on your butt as well.
That's right, athlete's foot is super common on the buttocks because the fungus survives in hot, humid environments. Keeping this area dry is extremely important in order to keep the infection from spreading elsewhere.
Folliculitis Butt Rash
Folliculitis, also known as butt acne (although that's not actually true), is the superficial infection of hair follicles.
This type of butt rash appears as small little bumps that resemble a heat rash or white-headed pimples. Like other rashes, it's important to keep this area dry and clean in order to prevent further irritation.
Buttock Eczema Natural Treatments
Like we mentioned, keeping a butt rash clean and dry is extremely important. Although there are several products out there that claim to heal rashes, we suggest opting for more natural eczema treatments that are made for sensitive skin.
For cleaning skin (regardless of what butt rash you might be suffering from) we suggest this soothing and nourishing Emily Skin Soothers Soap for Eczema that contains Chinese herbs and olive oil. Not only does this keep skin moisturized, but the Chinese herbs blend helps reduce itching. If you prefer liquid soap, we suggest trying this Emily Skin Soothers Liquid Soap and Shampoo that can be used in both the bath and shower.
Not only is keeping skin clean important, but a natural emollient like this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream can help provide much needed moisture to itchy, dry skin. This cream is rich, thick and extremely nourishing for all types of skin. Its six natural ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Filtered Water, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Active 16+ New Zealand Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil Extract were made for sensitive skin and can be used on the entire body. Lastly, its manuka ingredients offer anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
If your little one is suffering from a butt rash (or diaper rash), we suggest trying this Emily Skin Soothers Diaper Skin Soother. Not only does it provide healing for topical bacteria, yeast and fungus, but it is perfect for calming down red, angry skin as well.
For relentless itchy skin, this Emily Skin Soothers for Itchy Eczema is the perfect treat. Olive oil in this balm also keeps skin moisturized and soothed.
Buttock Eczema Clothing
On top of a natural emollient to keep skin moisturized, we suggest looking into eczema clothing that can be used to treat more severe forms of eczema.
If you're suffering from moderate to severe eczema, we suggest looking into wet and dry wrapping. Both these processes provide advance therapy by combining a natural cream or balm with eczema wraps, bandages or clothing.
Using hypoallergenic eczema clothing can also help skin heal if you are suffering from contact or textile dermatitis. In fact, several eczema sufferers can be allergic to materials found in every day clothing like polyester, latex, and more more. Opting for clothing that specializes in sensitive skin and avoids these syntethic materials can allow skin to heal properly.
For buttock rashes, we suggest opting for hypoallergenic underwear like these Remedywear Men's Boxer Briefs that contain both TENCEL and zinc-embedded fibers to soothe skin. Women's latex-free panties like these waist briefs and bikini briefs can also be used to wrap skin overnight or as every day latex and spandex free panties.
All Remedywear clothing has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™.
Not able to heal buttock eczema from natural treatments or eczema clothing? You might be suffering from food allergies.
Many who suffer from eczema believe that external treatments are the answer to healing skin; however, what we put in our bodies is just as important.
There are several food allergens that are known to trigger eczema such as soy, gluten, dairy, nuts and more. Although an allergy test can give some insight into allergies, results can yield both false negatives and positives.
To really know whether your skin flareups are triggered by food allergies, we suggest conduction an elimination diet. This process includes eliminating certain allergens and reintroducing them into your diet after a period of time. By reintroducing them slowly, you can properly determine what foods are causing your skin to react.
Although an elimination diet might sound daunting, this process has helped countless eczema sufferers control their flareups and eczema. Resources such as Karen Fischer's The Eczema Diet can also provide some much needed insight into how diet affects eczema.
Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.