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I Have Sores On My Bum
My son has 2 sores on his bum that kinda look like really bad mozzie bites and 2 other sores on his hip but they are like the size of a 5 cent coin?
I suddenly tonight got a pain in the crack of my bum I've had someone look at it and found that there's a dark red line with some open sores going up?
Needs evaluation: With this sort of painful rash - I would recommend showing it to a doctor. That way you can get an accurate diagnosis and start the right treatment for what you have. I wonder if there was any 'risk' you might have engaged in to cause this? The answer probably lies in the history. This needs treatment though because you don't want it getting any worse- particularly in a sensitive area like this. ...Read more
My mum has pressure sores on her bum which are spreading what can be done to improve these? We use barrier cream regularly but I am concerned.
Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need coverage with special dressing, a skin graft or even an advancement of surrounding tissue surgically. Prevention is overall the best treatment. Turning every 2 hours, dry beds, minimal pressure among other things are needed. http://www.npuap.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy and red bum crack, looks like red ring. No bumps or sores. Happened after bout of diarreah and excessive wiping.
Ringworm?: Sounds like you have a case of tinea corporis, commonly called ringworm, though is a fungal infection. The warmth and moistness of that part of the body with the added irritation is the likely cause. You can use a variety of over the counter creams including Clotrimazole and terbenifine with good results. ...Read more
Red itchy bum crack. Looks like red ring or red oval lines w distinct borders. Purple redish colour. Flat not raised. No lumps, bumps or sores.
Red itchy bum crack and hole. No bumps or sores. Ring like red purple lines w distinct borders either cheek. Itch worse in morning. Fungal infection?
Had genital sores last week and swab results negative for herpes. They are healing but now I have tingling in leg and sore bum on same side as sores?
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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