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Boils and pimples on buttocks

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Need to see derm: for culture, diagnosis and probable prescription antibiotics, this could be infectious like staph, or folliculitis or other possibilities.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Boils: Try to make sure there is no trigger, like cleaning solutions on toilet seats. Than, try to do two teaspoons of bleach in the bathtub. Apply antibioti... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Staphylococci: Are common causes of this, sometimes mrsa.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
In grown hair: Can occur anywhere where there is hair growth. Will start as tiny pustule which can enlarge if not popped.
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Buttock boil : There are two ways we usually treat this with antibiotics and drainage.. See a doctor
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Probably not: Herpes is a blister with clear fluid in it that crusts over, does not contain pus.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No: Up to 75% of cases of boils involve infection with staph aureus, either methicillin-susceptible (mssa) or methicillin-resistant (mrsa). Other less com... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible Abscess: I recommend that this be medically assessed. If she has an actual abscess - it might require incision & drainage.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Its possible: Boils/abscesses are cured with proper drainage but you may be carrying a form of invasive staph in your nasal passages. Recurrent abscesses often requ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely: Diabetes is usually not associated with acne
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brender
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in ... Read More

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