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puss filled bumps in butt crack

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
12 years experience General Surgery
Maybe pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is often the culprit of these symptoms. There is a cystic area under the skin that often becomes infected and drains spontaneously. ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Pilonidal cyst and abscess, or sebaceous cysts, or just large folliculitis-zits!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Boil: See your doctor to be sure it is not a pilonidal cyst. That could require surgical treatment.
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Abscess : Is very likely from your description and needs to be rapidly excluded and if found treated with drainage to reduce the risk of serious infection. Ple ... Read More
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Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Infection: You need medical attention for a bacterial infection soon.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Sounds like a skin infection but to ensure proper treatment, I will recommend that you have nurse or a doctor take a look.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Something called folliculitis, which is inflammation and infection of the hair follicles. The best thing to do is to show your doctor when you get on ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
See Doctor: Most probably have infection, need to see your doctor. Maybe able to go to std clinic.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: One of the most likely causes for a rash like you describe is a yeast infection - there are goof OTC treatments or you can see your doctor for treatme ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I woul ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Could be Bartholin's: cysts or folliculitis along the hairline, or abscesses. Go see a GYN or family physician for diagnosis and proper treatment. Thanks for trusting in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No idea: Limited information, and therefore I'm unable to give you a comprehensive answer. Are they painful? How long have they been there. I would suggest ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin: Could be the beginning of folliculitus or a variant of eczema. The only way to know for sure is have your doctor check it out, or a dermatologist. Sor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bullous Stsph: This form of impetigo is caused only by staph bacteria. These bacteria produce a toxin that reduces cell-to-cell stickiness (adhesion) causing separat ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: This represents probable infection or allergy which needs medical treatment. Over the counter medicines will not be effective for a case like this. It ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An infection: Please get prompt medical attention for an abscess.
A male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess?: If this large, painful lump is leaking fluid and looks inflamed, it could be an abscess and will probably need to be lanced and drained. It's a good ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Folliculitis: What you're describing sounds like an infected hair follicle. This is very common, especially if you shave. Try warm compresses and an over the coun ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
New itchy rash: Any new itchy rash can be due to a new medicine, soap, detergent or skin care product. Those are the most likely culprits. Stop any new products. Ca ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Herpes simplex (HSV) outbreaks typically are a cluster of blisters or sores (which can start as red bumps) very close to one another. Usually the whol ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience Dermatopathology
Probably benign: Given your age and history, there are several benign skin and/or below the skin growths (tumors) that would fit this description. A biopsy or removal ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: a Bartholin's cyst warm compresses and possibly an antibiotic needed see your GYN
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Growing?: Hard to say without examining you. Possibilities include fatty tumors(benign), cysts, abscesses? Calcified lesions? Cancer is very rare but not impo ... Read More
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