Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that can make you itch all over your body – even on the buttock! Fortunately, there are some gentle remedies you can try to calm your eczema and manage uncomfortable symptoms.
In this blog post, we explore some symptoms of butt eczema, as well as share some natural treatment ideas.
Is it Buttock Eczema or Something Else?
A butt rash may be a sign of eczema or it can be something that looks similar. For example, you may be dealing with Folliculitis, otherwise known as 'butt acne.' Unlike facial acne which results from clogged pores, butt acne results from clogged hair follicles becoming infected after being irritated. Irritation can result from uncomfortable friction or shaving. It appears as small and painful pimple-like bumps that can be itchy and form whiteheads.
You could also be dealing with a fungal infection butt rash which is a form of athlete’s foot. Highly contagious, the infection thrives in hot, humid areas. That’s why it’s so important to keep the butt area clean and dry to ensure the infection doesn’t spread.
Symptoms of Butt Eczema
Butt eczema shares similar characteristics to other forms of eczema. You may notice small red bumps that have a pimple-like appearance. The area may also be red, scaly, and irritated. Dryness and itchiness are other common signs of butt eczema. An eczema butt rash may occur after contact with irritants or allergens such as elastic found in underwear.
Natural Skincare for Buttock Eczema
Due to the delicate nature of skin on the buttocks, it’s important to choose clean beauty products that are free from harsh chemicals or ingredients. Be sure to read labels carefully to watch for any ingredients that may further irritate your skin. Our general rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce the name of the ingredient, it probably isn’t great for your skin.
We recommend this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream because it's made with just 6, all natural ingredients. With a soft, buttery texture, it’s a real treat for sensitive skin. You can use this oil-based balm anywhere on your body from head to toe. It does wonders for soothing irritation, relieving itchiness, and calming inflammation. Dermatologist tested and approved, it’s our little star for a reason!
In terms of a natural soap, check out this Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple. It’s made with just 3 ingredients: coconut oil, sunflower oil, and shea butter. It’s even gentle enough to use on kids and babies.
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Gentle Clothing for Cooling Relief
In addition to using a natural cream like the one mentioned above, you can boost the healing process by wearing eczema-friendly clothing. We recommend these Remedywear™ Boxer Briefs. They’re made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc to help heal the skin and reduce the urge to scratch. The stretchy fabric stays in place without any rubbing, sliding or pinching. Featuring inside flat seams, you’re sure to sit in comfort all day or night long.
These Remedywear™ Long Pants for kids and adults are another solution your skin will love. Offering a legging-like fit, they truly fit like a second skin. In fact, you can wear them underneath regular clothing without any added bulk. The material is soft and breathable, making them a great choice for sensitive skin.
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