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A 39-year-old female asked:

My 13 year old, who is not sexually active, has bumps on her rear. some look like zits but some are hard and when they are busted, have bloody puss. they leave deep holes and when they scab over they leave a purple scar. what couldthey be?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
There : There are many possibilities but this could be folliculitis/acne. Perhaps try a benzoyl peroxide cleanser/gel for a week or so and if not improved, see your local dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. I hope that helps.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Location: It could be a pilonidal cyst or folliculitis. Have her seen by a physician to determine.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See PCP: Get her checked to rule out diabetes and inflammatory vowel diseases which can present with infected areas/sinuses. Your description would also fit hidradenitis. See your pcp.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
she may also have deep seeded infections cold abscesses. they can be treated with antibiotics and she may need to be on them for a while
Nov 16, 2013

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