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I have out of control acne on my buttocks and sometimes they get so big and painful. Nothing seems to work. What should I do?

I have out of control acne on my buttocks and sometimes they get so big and painful. Nothing seems to work. What should I do?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. Large painful acne cysts, particularly on the buttocks, do not respond to over-the-counter treatments. You'll need to get an oral antibiotic, and possibly some other prescriptions, from a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have acne on my buttocks and i've tried all sorts of meds that don't seem to work. Please if you can help me with the right meds that would be great?

I have acne on my buttocks and i've tried all sorts of meds that don't seem to work. Please if you can help me with the right meds that would be great?

Folliculitis : Often times when we see acne type bumps on the buttocks it is more of a folliculitis than true acne. You can try over the counter benzoyl peroxide washes on the area when you shower. If this does not help another good recommendation that could help would be a combination of oral and topical antibiotics that can be prescribed by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Butt acne or herpes? How can I tell?

Butt acne or herpes? How can I tell?

Easy call: Herpes: painful, small blisters with clear fluid, in groups, become unroofed and turn into little sores but do not burst with pressure. Acne: merely uncomfortable, red spots that may or may not fill with actual pus and rupture under pressure. ...Read more

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Butt acne or bug bites, how can I tell?

Butt acne or bug bites, how can I tell?

Pimples: Acne reveals itself with pimples that are usually red and pustular. Bug bites are red swellings. ...Read more

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What's to be done about butt acne and boils for good?

What's to be done about butt acne and boils for good?

Soap with antibiotic: The use of a soap containing an antibiotic will reduce lesion creating bacteria..A topical antibiotic on a regular basis will also aid..Avoid picking at all costs. ...Read more

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Why do i get so many rashes and acnes on my butt cheek?

Why do i get so many rashes and acnes on my butt cheek?

Irritants?: You are still young enough to have acne flares but frequent rashes makes me think of external irritants. Wash all your underwear/pants in sensitive skin laundry products. Use a body wash destined for acne. Always apply a light layer of eczema cream to the skin after bathing. If you sweat a lot spray and antiperspirant (not deodorant) on the skin in the morning and wash off at end of day. ...Read more

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I have the same bump on my buttocks and face, could it just be acne?

I have the same bump on my buttocks and face, could it just be acne?

Yes it's possible: Follow up with ur pcp. Take care! http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

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Difference between butt acne and herpes on butt? Does butt acne itch?

Difference between butt acne and herpes on butt? Does butt acne itch?

Please: Please. Health tap is not in any way designed to replace the necessary health care you need. The doctors here graciously donate their time for free. It is obvious when one is beginning to abuse the privilege. Herpes is painful and a cluster of blisters in a small area (usually). It is not pimples, a rash or spread widely on the skin. Herpes is diagnosed by blood test best. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more