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burning skin on buttocks!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 23, 2007
  • 08:15 PM

Hi all. I have a symptom that's driving me nuts and I can't stop thinking about it. About 4 weeks ago i noticed what started out as a mild burning sensation on my buttocks. Sometimes it was located near the crack of my buttocks and then other times it would burn farther out and around my buttocks. There are times as well that it hurts at the top of my thighs and at the base of my buttocks. I've seen a few bumps here and there but honestly, they never turn into anything. They look and feel like acne and never break open, swell, crust over or anything. That's not even really the issue. I just can't deal with the burning pain. Sometimes it's worse than others and feels almost prickley or like it's irritated or chapped and still burns. My doctor said it looked like there was a light rash there and told me to use a perscription hydrocortizone lotion. I've tried that, and allergy medication. Nothing helps. Sometimes for a day or two it settles down almost like it's gone but then comes right back. Doesn't matter if it's day or night and it doesn't itch. I do notice it seems worse if i'm sitting or laying on it, but then other times i can be sitting and feel no burning at all. I have noticed several noticible veins under the skin in many of the same areas i'm having the burning pain. Can anything be related? This is driving me nuts and freaking me out a little on the side. Everything i find on the internet talks of burning AND itching. I just have burning and it's no place else besides my buttocks. Any possible clue anyone? I've spent too much time thinking about this already!!! Thanks in advance!

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  • I am having the same problem - did you ever get relief or find out what it is? It is maddening. Thanks. I am a woman- 59 yrs. old. Been to dermatologists.... had biopsies done... came back inconclusive. Gave me all kinds of cortisone creams and some prescription creams. NOTHING has worked. This has been going on for almost FOUR years.Thanks for your time.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 21, 2010
    • 03:19 AM
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  • I have been having the same problem since 2003. Sitting causes increasing burning sensations in the buttocks and back thighs, basically any point that come in contact with the chair base cushion. It gets so that I have to get up quite often for relief. If I sit on certain materials, like artificial leather which is plasticised, it gets worse more quickly. It can become distressingly uncomfortable. Various suggestions have been made such as piriformis syndrome causing sciatica pains to the result of vitamin deficiency eg B12 to nerve compression in the spine. This would not surprise me as I was diagnosed with coeliac dosease in 2003 and vitamin and mineral deficiency is common with it. I live and work with the problem but have never got relief which only comes from standing, lying down and sitting on soft furnishings.
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  • I have same problem and have been suffering with this condition for 7 years. Yup odd reactions to what I'm sitting on too. Nothing helps. Most things just make it worse. I did use a cortisone cream and it did help for a day but I got diarrhea after that. The only thing I can do is get up and walk around for a while while things calm down there. Sweating makes it a lot worse. It can also feel like it is generating heat.I think it originates from a digestive problem. I had IBS for the whole time I got this problem. The problem also appeared to be proportional to my IBS. Under these conditions there is probably an inflammatory process going on in the body. Applying pressure as in sitting just makes it worse. Also in my case I think a skin infection(fungal?) is involved too because of the sweating.I've been working with diet, stress reduction, and some supplements to get this under control with a little success.
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  • I am trying not to feel desperate that none of us have found the silver bullet: About five months ago I had an anal fissure, proctologist told me its healed--that specific intense pain went away, then "raging" yeast infection (OBYN), yeast cleared up and NOW for two months, this painful burning inside my buttocks--exactly as described from others--worse when I sit, sometimes better in the morning, worse as the day progresses (can't avoid sitting)--sometimes worse on one side, sometimes on other. I've tried Jojuba oil, zinc oxide, rinsing blotting and blow drying after peeing (vs. wiping). I do have to pee quite a bit and I wonder if this perpetuates it. My OBGYN's assistant said, "What is your vagina telling you?" But I my vagina doesn't have a clue, neither do I, and I MISS WEARING UNDERWEAR and pants--I wear skirts all the time to reduce the pretty much constant discomfort, and it's chilly. FOUR YEARS?? (woman above) good f. god. Someone help us.
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  • Hi, I am the last, some what histrionic post. I did more searching on these symptoms -- burning, pinching, up and down the side of the buttocks, to the vagina. Sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other. I think some of us may have PN, which is pudendal neuralgia, a pinched nerve. It would make sense because it doesn't respond to topical treatments, it wouldn't be from any sort of deficiency (all the altnerative healer types say go off wheat, which is good in and of itself, but it wouldn't help this). I'm going to try an accupuncturist and if that doesn't work--there's doctors that specialize in pelvic pain. But there's a PN site where you can find out more: http://www.spuninfo.org/index_files/WhatIsPN.htmMy best to all of us.
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  • i'm 21 years old and have been suffering from these symptoms for 8 years. I have gone to doctors and had numerous amounts of tests, for constant burning on my buttocks, inner thigh, and pelvic region. The final diagnosis was a condition called "vulvadynia". Even though the name suggests more of a pelvic problem, the burning sensation can stretch to your entire bottom, causing it to feel raw and burning. There is currently no treatment for this condition, except for using stupid cortisone creams that never work. I was also told that these chronic pain problems can be triggered by a chemical imbalance in the brain.....gotta get off the computer now...my **s hurts.Best of luck to you and everyone here
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  • My mom developed major red, burning, even blisters that opened on the insides of her buttocks after diarrhea and being in the hospital with pneumonia. The only thing that seemed to help it at all is a prescription ointment (also cream & powder) called Nystatin, and keeping the area as dry as humanly possible. We are still dealing with it now and since she is bedridden, it has been even harder to keep the area clean and dry. It hurts her so badly she cries when it is touched to be cleaned. Another friend suggested putting a lamp near the area to help it dry out. She said that was the only thing that made this condition go away, when her daughter developed the same problem. God bless all of you. This is a serious and horrible problem.
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  • Yeah, I'm really not sure how I got it, but I'm getting these same burning/raw sensations. It is very frustrating to deal with; however, unlike you guys, I've only had it for about 4-5 months. It started off negligible and I barely noticed it, but now it's getting bad. I've been doing quite a lot of sitting lately, so that's probably why it's so bad. I feel like that my symptoms point towards PN, but meh, I have no idea what it could be.
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  • Same here...Ive tried many creams with no success and even had the camera inside the rear passage..nothing wrong. Heres what really does help for me but its no cure.. A. keep the whole area very clean. Maybe wash 2 -3 times a dayB. Wash with COLD (as you can bear) water. C. Cold is the answer for short term relief. D. Cool sprays give relief. Freeze sprays not such a good idea but will give relief once the initial burn eases off. Be careful not to get this spray on any of the really sensitive areas !!.D. Once you feel the faintest need to go to the toilet (solids) dont delay further than neccessary. Holding back just aggravates the condition.E. Cream with anesthetic properties such as Germolene can give some relief but tends to be greasy.Try to have days when you do not put pressure on your buttocks for long periods. Good Luck !
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 19, 2011
    • 03:52 PM
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  • I have been having the same problem since 2003. Sitting causes increasing burning sensations in the buttocks and back thighs, basically any point that come in contact with the chair base cushion. It gets so that I have to get up quite often for relief. If I sit on certain materials, like artificial leather which is plasticised, it gets worse more quickly. It can become distressingly uncomfortable. Various suggestions have been made such as piriformis syndrome causing sciatica pains to the result of vitamin deficiency eg B12 to nerve compression in the spine. This would not surprise me as I was diagnosed with coeliac dosease in 2003 and vitamin and mineral deficiency is common with it. I live and work with the problem but have never got relief which only comes from standing, lying down and sitting on soft furnishings. try sitting on a cold pack. buy the big size to cover your whole buttocks. I've suffered with this for many years. I found comfort on sitting on a cold pack. Recently, i started eating pomegranate daily because someone gave me some for Christmas. The burning feeling disappeared. There must be a nutrients in this fruit that is good for it. I just don't klnow how long it will last. And how long pomegranate is available this year.
    jean0723 1 Replies
    • February 2, 2012
    • 03:40 AM
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  • I'm only fifteen, female, I am currently on my period. I only noticed today I had a burning sensation near my lower buttock cheeks, it is irritating me so much and so often, I am really ****** off that these things occur, why can't they just not exist! I go to high-school and don't need to be complaining about my burning cheeks to my friends all day everyday for the rest of my life, I hope we can all get an answer of what these symptoms are causing/from. I have asked my mum about it, I'm very open with her and she said it may be sweating over night and also the pads rubbing against it, but I'm quite sure I have what you guise have, but being curious and all I decided to research about it and found this thread, I really hope what I have is a short term thing, and hope you guise(and maybe even myself) get cured!
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  • I got a bad rash after a night of heavy drinking. I rarely drink so I think my liver and nervous system reacted by giving me a **** rash. After the rash went away ( approx 1 week) the burning was still there. I could not sit for longer than 15 mins without being in pain.. I went to Dermotologist and family doctor, as well as had na MRI to check for nerve pinching. I had no contagious disease or yeast infection. I finally went to a Neurologist who prescribed Neurtontin. It helps repair the nerve damage and tells your brain that the area is healed and stop sending pain impulses. AFter 2 day i could sit down without pain. It will take 2-3 for the nerve to heal but OMG do i feel better. Tis drug was intially used for patients with Epolespy. It was discover that it helps patients with Athrititic pain as well and nerrve damage caused by Shingles or bad rashes as I had. Best of luck to you.this pain was unbearable and I hope this will help you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2013
    • 09:30 PM
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  • I have been having the same problem since 2003. Sitting causes increasing burning sensations in the buttocks and back thighs, basically any point that come in contact with the chair base cushion. It gets so that I have to get up quite often for relief. If I sit on certain materials, like artificial leather which is plasticised, it gets worse more quickly. It can become distressingly uncomfortable. Various suggestions have been made such as piriformis syndrome causing sciatica pains to the result of vitamin deficiency eg B12 to nerve compression in the spine. This would not surprise me as I was diagnosed with coeliac dosease in 2003 and vitamin and mineral deficiency is common with it. I live and work with the problem but have never got relief which only comes from standing, lying down and sitting on soft furnishings.I have the same exact problem. When i sit on a hard,colder plastic like material it doesn't get flames as it does when i sit on a soft fabric chair. I couldn't find any solution to it so far. Have you made any progress?
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  • very useful information. thanks a lot for this.thanks99thin
    99thin 1 Replies
    • August 28, 2013
    • 01:11 PM
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  • Burning skin may be the issue of polen or mold allergy. A check up is very much needed for that. Whatever the cause, allergies can make you feel uncomfortable---sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, skin rash---or cause more serious, life-threatening problems such as shock and airway obstruction. An allergy specialist can suggest you for the procedure.
    jameswilson 12 Replies
    • September 19, 2013
    • 07:29 AM
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