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My Daughter has diarrhea, buttocks sores and buttock rash. She's taking amox-clav. I've tried Destin, cortisone & clotrimizole. What can I use?

My Daughter has diarrhea, buttocks sores and buttock rash. She's taking amox-clav. I've tried Destin, cortisone & clotrimizole. What can I use?

Amox-clav: Amoxicillin- clavulanate can cause diarrhea and diaper rash. Probiotics such as yoghurt with active cultures can help with the diarrhea. Avoid use of cortisone and other steroid creams on inflamed and broken skin. Use antifungal cream such as clortrimazole or terbinafine cream for sores and rash. Desitin can be used layered over the antifungal cream to serve as a barrier to diarrhea. ...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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I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

Folliculitis: It is likely a local spread of a staph or strep species that is causing you to have an outbreak. Can try chlorhexadine soap / scrub (may have to ask pharmacist where to find it), and if not successful, see your dr / urgent care for antibiotic rx and more specific instruction on how to get rid of. ...Read more

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Can herpes sores be spread out across your buttock cheek or are they always in a cluster? Not sure what these new bumps are, should I get tested?

Can herpes sores be spread out across your buttock cheek or are they always in a cluster? Not sure what these new bumps are, should I get tested?

Duplicate question?: Are you the same person who asked a similar question a day or two ago? Even if not, that reply works for this question: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6786421-noticed-8-spread-out-red-bumps-on-buttock-cheek-this-morning-slightly-itchy-not-puss-filled-or-blisters-never-had-anything-like-this-b4-herpes See a doctor and follow his or her advice. ...Read more

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What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

Herpes simplex: Like they do anywhere else. Small blisters that open and leave a shallow ulcer which is painful and tender. ...Read more

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I have persistent sores on my buttocks and thighs. This has gone on for more than two years and is spreading to more parts of my body and worsening.

Hidradenitis: You may have boils (furunculosis) or hidradenitis suppurativa. Mrsa, a bacteria is also a possibility. You need to see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and to start treatment. I usually use a cleanser such as Phisohex daily, a topical antibiotic twice a day and an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

How do quadriplegics avoid sores on buttocks, if they are chair-bound all day? (asking bc grandpa is not quadripl., but has limited mobility) thank u

Suspension and chang: Positions often to decrease the pressure on the certain area of the buttocks and using suspension method to reduce the pressure on that area. ...Read more

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Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in their groin and buttock and it is not related to weight or diabetes. I find topical antibiotics and/or fruit acid treatments help. I would see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have round sores on the back of my thighs and buttocks. Some on the sides if my torso. Fir about a month. They start like a raised bite of sorts.

I have round sores on the back of my thighs and buttocks. Some on the sides if my torso. Fir about a month. They start like a raised bite of sorts.

Dermatologist: It's worth consulting a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Multiple sites of follicilitis involving hair follicles may be the problem that a course of effective skin antibiotics may clear up. Of course insect bites are also a possibility. ...Read more

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How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

How do you treat pressure sores on a 94 year old lady's buttocks?

Wound care: Likely wound care with a small amount of debridement. Rarely would a patient in that age group qualify for flap surgery to close the wound. ...Read more

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92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

92 y.O. Bed and chair-bound male who wears diapers for incont. How 2 minimize sores on buttocks due 2 sitting all day? Very limited mobility. Thank u!

Rotation: Must change point of maximum wt on skin by changing patients position every 2-4 hours, easier said than done in this case however, he is lucky you care. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks i've had 2 huge open sores on both of my buttocks, what can I do to make it better? I can hardly sit the sores have a little blood & just today forming a scab but their really big sores

For 2 weeks i've had 2 huge open sores on both of my buttocks, what can I do to make it better? I can hardly sit the sores have a little blood  & just today forming a scab but their really big sores

SImple cause: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop sliding in your chair and it will heal. ...Read more

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Good day Doctor I have blisters like sores between my buttocks,what could that be?

Good day Doctor

I have blisters like sores between my buttocks,what could that be?

Blistery Behind: Could be a superficial bacterial infection or could be a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes. Should probably be seen by local doc who can make sure you don't have something serious. ...Read more

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I have four open sores and three little pimple like bumps on the bottom of the buttocks near my vagina(but not actually in it) what could it be?

I have four open sores and three little pimple like bumps on the bottom of the buttocks near my vagina(but not actually in it) what could it be?

Genital Herpes: Genital herpes is more common in women than men & is caused by the hsv (herpes simplex virus). There are 2 types. Genital herpes is mostly caused by hsv type 2, but hsv type 1 can be spread via oral to genital contact. These infections can cause pain without a rash, or blisters that burst & form ulcers or what you are describing as open sores. It can be transmitted even without a rash! ...Read more

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(My Cousin) Pain is felt around buttocks, straight down the leg to feet, also visible are burn like sores which ooze blood, what problem is this?

BUTTOCK PAIN+++: THIS REQUIRES A VISUAL EXAM, A GOOD HISTORY FROM THE PATIENT, AND A VISIT TO A PCP OR AN INTERNIST. AND WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED . . . LIKE NOW! ...Read more

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Sores between my thighs & buttocks that resemble blood blisters, and make it uncomfortable to walk or sit down. Actual blood blisters? What do I do?

Sores between my thighs & buttocks that resemble blood blisters, and make it uncomfortable to walk or sit down. Actual blood blisters? What do I do?

Sores: Likely a rash due to friction from tight clothing, heat, sweat. Try to wear loose fitting clothes a few days. Can apply destin cream or vitamin A & D ointment to affected areas if not open blisters for couple of times of day for few days. Keep area dry and clean. Consult your doctor if worsens or no improvement or blisters open/bleed. ...Read more

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Treated for chlymadia a month ago when I found open sores on the groin bikini line and buttocks. I have a bump again near the buttocks sore. herpes?

Treat partner?: If you were adequately treated for chlamydia 1 month ago, was your partner treated at the same time. If your partner was not treated, then it is likely that you are infected again. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

I have a rash all over my buttocks crack that is sore and itchy there are a lot of red sores but they are spread out not clustered together?

See answer: Unable to give specific advice without seeng your rash. Generally, an itchy rash between the buttocks is often due to Candidiasis, a yeast infection. This is more common in infants. It can be treated with Lamisil (Terbinafine)cream. For specific advice see your physician or upload a photo for an online consultation at Health Tap. ...Read more

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