I have a very stubborn rash that I've had for many years now that I desperately need help in getting rid of. The rash is located along the seam of my taint (right behind my testacles) and extends up into my lower and possibly upper buttcrack (can't tell if the rashes are the same one or different). The rash's appearance is a light grey-ish pink/red compared to my light brown skin tone, but when it gets really dry and itchy it's more of a scaley white appearance, and is also slightly puffy/inflamed compared to the rest of my skin. It can either be more on the moist side or extremely dry and scaley, usually one or the other, but either way they itch just as bad. After an itching episode, I usually feel a stinging and burning sensation where I had itched, usually because more of my raw skin becomes exposed and since that area stretches and moves a lot, it tears at the wounds even more. This burning sensation can also just happen randomly, even if I hadn't itched it in hours, maybe because it's trying to heal although it unfortunately never does all the way. The itching sensation is incredibly intense and can be triggered even more after sex, sitting for a long time, a bike ride, even walking can feel like I'm tearing my taint with every stride. I can wake myself up at night because I catch myself scratching it ferociously, and unfortunately have little control over that.
It is the same for the rash in my buttcrack, it is also slightly puffy and inflamed, reddish pink in color, and is usually either dry or moist as well. Although the rash in my crack is more patch-like on the sides of my cheeks rather than a long linear strip like the one in my taint/lower butthole region.
This area is extremely embarrassing and therefore makes me incredibly anxious and self-conscious when trying to seek help for it. I've seen a couple different doctors about it, but even if it calms down and seems like it's going to go away, it always returns back in full force. I've tried many different moisturizers, creams, and ointments for it, all of which haven't managed to get rid of it completely, but usually only slightly help temporarily. This includes: Desitin, basic Vaseline, Lotrimin AntiFungal and generic Lotrimin, Hydrocortisone cream 2.5%, Hydrocortisone Ointment 2.5%, and Tacrolimus Ointment 0.1%, along with others prescribed awhile ago that I no longer remember the names of. I've found that Lotrimin mildly helps the itching but has no effect in getting rid of the rash, just itching a tiny bit. The Tacrolimus usually just stings and burns mildly whenever I apply it and therefore makes me mess with the rash and area even more then I did to begin with, I wouldn't say it helped with itching that much at all. In my experience, the basic Vaseline and Hydrocortisone Ointment 2.5% have had the best results but still haven't helped me get completely rid of this annoying and embarrassing rash. I think the HCO helps the most with suppressing the itching sensation, but I get worried that the area is very sensitive and after applying this 2 times a day for 2 weeks plus may not be the best for my skin down there. The basic Vaseline helps the most with moisturizing and helping the wounds heal, but doesn't help with itching. My doctors have told me that it could be a form of dermatitis, possibly eczema, jock itch, maybe even something similar to a diaper rash. I've stopped using wet wipes when I go to the bathroom in case the moistness worsened my situation or in case anything in the wipes gave me an allergic reaction. Alas, I am still here years and many ointments and creams later with little to no progress for this rash, it is still there and beating me up every day (mentally and physically). I am always stressed and worried about it, it's in the back of my mind all the time, and I really just need any help possible in calming the appearance and itching of it.
Has anyone experienced a rash similar to this in the same place? Does anyone recommend I get a new cream or ointment for it, possibly even a combination of some? I am becoming desperate and helpless over this. Any recommendations or help would be greatly appreciated