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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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