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It's been a few days. Putting on Beaudreaux butt paste. What causes this? Attached is a picture. What treatment would you recommend? There is no lump,blood or pus. Thanks

ANSWER: Scott,

It appears to be dry skin. Using Aquaphor 3 times a day to the area and moisturizing your skin daily will help to prevent further out breaks.

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QUESTION: Thank you for your response. It's been 3 days. I'll try out what you suggested. This doesn't look like a pilondinal cyst does it?

Hi Scott,

A pilonidal cyst is difficult to see. It is very painful and may drain a foul smelling thick discharge. From what I can see in the picture, it looks more like dry skin. Let me know if the Aquaphor works, if not, I will give you other suggestions.  

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