A member asked:

I have a very painful lump on the inner part of my lower buttocks. it seems swollen, and is very painful but doesnt seem to have a head like a pimple or blackhead would. im in a lot of pain and unable to go to a doctor.im wonderingwhat could help?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

This may be an early boil (abscess} or infected cyst. Apply hot(not boiling) water compresses. If increasing pain, worsening swelling and/or spreading redness, you'll have to be examined & treated by a physician. If pus drains, wash surrounding skin with rubbing alcohol to kill staph bacteria. Cover infection with sterile gauze. Use paper tape on skin. Change gauze regularly. See MD as needed.

Answered Feb 5, 2021



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