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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 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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Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple. What could this be?

Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple.  What could this be?

Abcess: Pus filled bumps on the skin are the symptom of a skin infection. An abcess can form under the skin without a 'head'. When they red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor ASAP because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

Butt Acne: The common cause for acne on the butt is similar to one of the culprits that trigger the development of acne on the face: sweat. Sweat traps dirt and oil in the skin thus, clogging the skin pores. When skin pores become clogged, the bacteria that cause acne multiply and form pimples. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like solodyn or Doryx and a topical like epiduo. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

I'm pregnant in 27 weeks.I have so big deep  pimple in buttocks,redness swelling on skin around.I pop it A lot of mucus gone should I worry what to do?

Probably no worries: Now that the area is drained it will probably heal on its own. If the redness spreads or does not improve over several days or if you develop a fever - see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans until clear. ...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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Pimples on buttocks cheeks! why do I have these? I've had them since i was about 5 years old (now 25 years old).. Why? They are so embarrassing!

Pimples on buttocks cheeks! why do I have these? I've had them since i was about 5 years old (now 25 years old).. Why? They are so embarrassing!

Butt Acne: Most people realize that acne is probably the most common skin problem people face. And most people have dealt with acne at some time in their life, usually in adolescence although many adults suffer from acne as well. And while most people deal with acne breakouts on their face, it can actually affect any are of the body, including the neck, the back and even your buttocks. See derm for treatment. ...Read more

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