Back when I was first hospitalized 25 years ago post SCI, I developed a skin sore in my coccygeal area, just above the gluteal split (top of my butt crack). It healed with a callus that in the following years I would sometimes attempt to peel off, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Then it seemed for years that the callus miraculously disappeared and the skin became smooth again.
Anyway, the callus has returned (doing no harm on its own) and in a fitful night's sleep recently, I tried to gently peel it off -- unsuccessfully. Now I have a split in the skin that's ~3/8" long and not healing well by itself. Yes, I could spend a day or 2 or more lying in bed waiting for it to close, but I've been hoping it would get better by drying out by applying iodine. So far that hasn't worked.
It's been years since I used products like Duoderm, so long in fact that I can't even remember if it did the trick when I used it. Short of being confined to bed and off my butt, is there any product that I can apply to the area that will allow me to go about my day while healing this not-so-deep-or-so-horrible skin split?