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Buttock Itch (Overview)

Buttock itch is any itch in the buttock region, which may be due to bug bites, rashes, or any number of causes.


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Why does only my left buttock itch?

Why does only my left buttock itch?

Fascinating question: Commonly, when something itches, it must be scratched. However, picking at your buttocks is an unsightly thing, even here in the backwoods of texas. It is hard to see your face through this monitor, and your rear is even harder to visualize. Probably the best thing you could do would be to show your derriere to a doctor. Maybe you have a rash you cannot see? ...Read more

Buttock Itch (Overview)

Buttock itch is any itch in the buttock region, which may be due to bug bites, rashes, or any number of causes.


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How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

Eczema: Nummular eczema is an allergy disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. In general, keep the skin lubricated. Apply oil such as neutrogena body oil or alpha-keri oil to the skin at the end of ones shower. Vaseline is even more helpful if not too greasy. Prescription topical cortisone is helpful to control this skin condition. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a Dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Should i get checked for an STD my buttock area around the hole itches and there is a red colored irritation

Should i get checked for an STD my buttock area around the hole itches and there is a red colored irritation

Hello. : Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of your anal itching and redness. There are many possible causes for this to include pinworms, hemorrhoids, infections, yeast, anal fissures and skin tags (just to mention a few). However, if you have been sexually active without barrier protection, then yes, it would be prudent to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does only my left buttock itch?

Fascinating question: Commonly, when something itches, it must be scratched. However, picking at your buttocks is an unsightly thing, even here in the backwoods of texas. It is hard to see your face through this monitor, and your rear is even harder to visualize. Probably the best thing you could do would be to show your derriere to a doctor. Maybe you have a rash you cannot see? ...Read more

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Why does my left buttock itch but not the right?

Why does my left buttock itch but not the right?

Asymmetry: Our bodies are bilaterally symmetric, but not exactly so. So one organ may be slightly bigger than the one on the other side. Sweating is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and can be different one side to another. Total absence of itching on one side should be checked by by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

Herpes?: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches. See a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

A few possibilities: If you have been exposed to new substances, this could be plain old contact dermatitis; try to find what might be irritating your skin. Shingles would be a bad case scenario to maybe get checked out. The worst case scenario would be a recurrent rash like that which could represent herpes on your rear end that keep coming on over and over: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would be the treatment for that or the shingles. ...Read more

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Should i get checked for an STD my buttock area around the hole itches and there is a red colored irritation

Hello. : Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of your anal itching and redness. There are many possible causes for this to include pinworms, hemorrhoids, infections, yeast, anal fissures and skin tags (just to mention a few). However, if you have been sexually active without barrier protection, then yes, it would be prudent to be evaluated. ...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


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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more