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This is embarrassing, but HELP (RASH)

  1. Kain 360 profile image86
    Kain 360posted 2 years ago

    This is kind of weird, but I don't know what this is and why it happens. I have a rash or something below my butt and below my testicles and kind of on my hamstring muscle. It looks like someone cut me or something and is red. Unfortunately, I have a lot of hair down there and I think working out and just when I walk etc. is causing a rash with a moderate amount of pain....Combination of hair, sweat friction ?

    I HATE HAIR!! I noticed this today when I was taking a shower and it hurt when I was outside walking...

    What can I do to prevent this and what is it exactly? It's basically below my private parts, but also looks like there are red slashes on hamstring.

    If I had to run from a dangerous animal I would be screwed lmao because it would hurt to move fast because of the friction between my legs.... tongue

    Please if anyone knows anything about this issue help me.

    1. Kain 360 profile image86
      Kain 360posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Feels like a bad brush burn sort of.

  2. vrbmft profile image82
    vrbmftposted 2 years ago

    How old are you?  When did you first notice it?  Ever have anything like it before?  I am not interested in your answers, but the answers to those questions may be helpful to you in doing further research, for example, on goggle.
    Possibilities:  allergic to something you were wearing during your workout.  Allergic to detergent or bleach that might have been used to wash your workout clothes.  If there was no clothing covering the area in question, is it possible you bumped into some kind of bush or plant or perhaps even bitten by a spider or other insect.

    Easiest solution:  Urgent care.  Or you could ask a pharmacist what to put on the rash.  Or sometimes taking otc med like benadryl could help.  Pharmacists sometimes are quite willing to make recommendations. 

    I know as I get older, I seemed more susceptible to these kinds of outbreaks from what I think is a combo of sweating and then sometimes not getting out of the sweaty clothing right after my workout.

    Recently, I seemed to have had an allergic reaction to a neoprene knee brace which I have never had before and have been wearing the brace for a zillion years (yes, I am old).  I remember scratching the area after I took off the brace and I wondered later had I not scratched if I still would have had a rash because the rash seemed to follow the lines of my scratching!

    I know these things are crazy and embarrassing and you may have a new ailment which they will name after you!!!  Got to laugh, right?

    1. Kain 360 profile image86
      Kain 360posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I have googled it and people were saying it's chaffing or something. I never really had this before, however, I had discomfort there before, but not to this extent where it actually has red marks and hurts slightly.

      Well, I did not get out of sweaty clothes right away until I got home and took a shower. I also sweat really bad and it was 80 degrees and I trained legs..

      But I really don't see the point of hair on lower body. I'm no caveman -- what purpose does it serve other than causing stuff like this?

      I am 23.

  3. NikaWest profile image77
    NikaWestposted 2 years ago

    Be simple. Trim back the hair if you can with a razor. Keep a tube of triple antibiotic ointment near your toilet and a tube of A&D cream. Before you go to bed at night put some triple on the area. Throughout the day put the A&D on it. Up your water intake. Quit drinking sodas. Stay away from yeast breads. It should go away. Don't be embarrassed. Life happens. smile

    1. NikaWest profile image77
      NikaWestposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      My husband said that this is common for men. You should shower more often, get breathable underwear and use baby powder or some kind of talc to make it go away. That's his advice.

      1. Kain 360 profile image86
        Kain 360posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well hell, I take 2 showers a day (mainly on workout days). I rarely drink sodas unless I get upset stomachs. I mostly drink milk, water, and juice.

        And as for being common, I have read it is more common in men because of hair and extra sweating. I look at heat and I sweat lol tongue

        I used some type of cream that someone in my family said would work. Forget what it's called.

  4. calculus-geometry profile image85
    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    I think you should just go to the doctor.  If you're the kind of person who'd rather wait for a condition to clear up on its own, I know how you feel. 

    But rather than try a bunch of different remedies that don't work because you don't know what the underlying cause is, it's better to have a professional look at it and recommend/prescribe the proper ointment that will get the job done fast and give you relief.

    1. NikaWest profile image77
      NikaWestposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The medical profession loves you and your money! Cheers.

      1. calculus-geometry profile image85
        calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        And cheers to you playing doctor on a forum.

    2. Kain 360 profile image86
      Kain 360posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm fine now. smile

      Although I believe the hair is the culprit. I am no cave man!! The human body has not evolved enough to realize that we do not need hair to keep us warm... tongue Except on the head...

  5. Health Card profile image60
    Health Cardposted 2 years ago

    Rashes are defiantly not desirable.. Here is a hub that have some related information.. http://healthcard.hubpages.com/hub/Sweating-And-Rashes