Adult Bottom Rashes—Yes, You Can Get Them, and Here's What You Can Do About Them

This is not something that many people like to speak about, but any adult can fall victim to a rash or other itchy skin issue on their bottom. Keep in mind that inflammation can occur on any part of the skin for a variety of reasons. Here's what you need to know about these types of rashes.

Knowing Where Adult Bottom Rashes Come From

There are tons of ways to end up with a rash on your bottom. The most common reasons for a bottom, or any, rash include:

  • heat exposure,
  • allergic reactions,
  • infections,
  • swimming in treated water, and
  • insect bites.

This is just the short list. You can also develop a rash from pregnancy, poor personal hygiene routines, or drug usage. A good clue to the origin of the rash is how it looks. Rashes can vary from dry and scaly to red and blistery. But the type of rash is only a clue. It's possible to think you have one type of rash when really an altogether different problem is the source of the issue.

Knowing That You Should Treat a Rash on Your Bottom

Rashes are not created equal. Just because one develops on your bottom doesn't mean that you should assume you know what it is. "Rash" is a catch-all term for any number of skin-inflammation issues.

For example, you can develop a rash from a skin disease, but you can also develop one from poison ivy. Don't assume that the way you would treat one rash automatically applies to another. Always seek the opinion of a dermatologist or other qualified professional.

Knowing What You Can Do About a Rash on Your Bottom

As stated, seeing a professional about your rash is the best solution. A dermatologist can help you figure out exactly what's going on and what you need to do. If you cannot see a dermatologist immediately, you can try a few things at home.

  • Keep the rash clean with mild soap and water
  • Try over-the-counter creams, medications, or natural remedies for rashes
  • Keep clothing or anything else from staying in contact with the rash

If in doubt, remember that if a treatment is mild enough for a baby's diaper rash, then it probably won't hurt to try.

In many milder cases, the rash may just go away all on its own. However, you should not wait around hoping for that to happen. See a dermatologist, such as one at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists of Moreno Valley, about your bottom rash, especially if it's recurring. There may be an underlying issue that you're completely unaware of.