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Doctor insights on: Itchy, Painful Rash On The Buttocks

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band.  I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell.  They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy.  Not sure what may have caused them.  I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I have a painful red rash all over my buttocks, hips, upper thighs and sides. They are very red, "angry looking". Were itchy for a brief time?

I have a painful red rash all over my buttocks, hips, upper thighs and sides.  They are very red, "angry looking".  Were itchy for a brief time?

Shingles: Shingles is a skin rash caused by a nerve and skin inflammation from the same virus that previously caused chickenpox. This virus is called the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and belongs to the herpes family of viruses. After an individual has chickenpox, this virus lives dormant in the nervous system and is never fully cleared from the body. Under certain circumstances the virus goes to the skin. ...Read more

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I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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Painful rash of small bumps on back after vacation. Back wasn't exposed to anything except for changing or showering. Didn't use diff. Soap. Not itchy?

Painful rash of small bumps on back after vacation. Back wasn't exposed to anything except for changing or showering. Didn't use diff. Soap. Not itchy?

Still likely contact: Likely being in a new environment triggered a small reaction even if you don't remember a specific trigger. Also sun could have triggers a skin reaction. If it continues to itch or be painful, get your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

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I have a small pink-red dry patch of skin that is not itchy or painful on my lower buttock, is it a rash? What could be the cause?

I have a small pink-red dry patch of skin that is not itchy or painful on my lower buttock, is it a rash? What could be the cause?

It depends.: You might have been born with it. This happens sometimes, and is usually called a port wine stain, or simply a discoloration of the skin due to lack of pigment. It also might be a lesion/cut/bite that healed long ago and stayed red. If you have others, it could be a skin condition from some disease. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure, or just be aware of it if you are ok otherwise. ...Read more

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What is this itchy painful rash on my shoulder ? Have history of shingles.

What is this itchy painful rash on my shoulder ? Have history of shingles.

Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doc. ...Read more

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I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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I have recently had really itchy and painful skin but no rashes, is it because I stopped my antidepressant?

Possibly.: Stopping a medicine will sometimes cause symptoms like that, but it could be many other things as well. It could be something you ate or inhaled, or stress, for example. If it persists, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Painful Skin (Definition)

Painful skin can occur with burns, nerve injuries, rashes, illnesses, psychological illnesses, and with fever. Depending on the cause dictates what to take and how to treat it. It is any area of skin that hurts or is ...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