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Pressure Sore in Butt Crack...

I'm not kidding. I have a pressure sore in my butt crack, and it doesn't want to heal. It's only stage 1, so I'm in no danger of dying of it. I usually heal well, and I'm very healthy overall.

I think part of the problem is it starts to heal, and gets itchy, and then I scratch it, and it's get's worse. The over the counter itch medicines are not too effective. The other problem is it's location... if it were out in the open where it could get some air it would be healed by now. I have been putting Neosporin on it. It's kind of awkward to put a bandage on it.

Obviously I wouldn't be talking to you if I really wanted to see a doctor. So I'm looking for home remedies.
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replied January 11th, 2019
Hello and welcome to ehealth forum.

The area needs to be examined by a physician to indeed determine if its stage 1 or not. If its a stage 1 bed sore then foam cushions and special pillows should be used to alleviate pressure on the bedsore and to sit or lay in a position which does not directly apply pressure to the bedsore. Avoid slipping or sliding on the area as you move. Keep the area clean and moisturized. Monitor for the progress everyday.

I hope this helps and wish you good luck
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