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Doctor insights on: Sores On Buttocks That Won T Heal

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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 am experiencing a wound that won’t heal on my buttocks. I’ve had it for more then a year.?

I am experiencing a wound that won’t heal on my buttocks. I’ve had it for more then a year.?

Wound care center: 1 year is much too long: every local hospital has wound healing clinics. Please contact your local community hospital for a referral. ...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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I have a wound on my buttocks about 5-6cm deep it started off around 8cm it has been 5 months since my injury why is it taking so long for it to heal.

I have a wound on my buttocks about 5-6cm deep it started off around 8cm it has been 5 months since my injury why is it taking so long for it to heal.

Wound healing: Can be variable from one person to the next. Your wound sounds like it was very large. You need active physician wound care help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. Wounds heal based on location, size of wound, overall health (no diabetes, no cigarette smoking, etc), cause of wound (burn, vascular, trauma), wound cleanliness, etc. Needs doctor's active care. ...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 scabs on my buttocks now its a dark mark what type of cream to use to heal the dark spot and keep the scabs away?

Scabs on buttock: Many possibilities. You need a diagnosis as to why you are having the scabs. Is it infections, bug bites, rash or what. See your doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...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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My lower back right of the spine into the buttocks/ hip hurts. I can't bend forward at all. I have a hard time lifting things. What can I do to heal?

My lower back right of the spine into the buttocks/ hip hurts. I can't bend forward at all. I have a hard time lifting things. What can I do to heal?

Back pain: Possibly a sore muscle, or nerve irritation low in the back reponsible for the pain. Can be nerve compression... Take frequent short walks and avoid lifting. Take some anti-inflammatories if your other conditions do not prevent that and maybe get a massage or a physical therapist to work on it with some ultrasound. Heat usually helps too. Do not sit for too long at one time.... See a doc! ...Read more

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I have many scabs appearing on my thighs and buttocks. I don't think they were ever blisters but they hurt very bad and don't heal well. What are they?

I have many scabs appearing on my thighs and buttocks. I don't think they were ever blisters but they hurt very bad and don't heal well. What are they?

Unclear: This may well be an infection that is spread by scratching. This could be made worse as you scratch you can abrade the skin and then these are getting infected. You need to seek medical care and find out if this is infected and now have a cellulitis. If infected you will need effective antibiotics to treat this and prevent further infection. Cleansing these areas with antibacterial soap helps ...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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I'm a 22 medically free female, I suffer from dark knees, elbows, buttocks, whenever I have a wound it heals with hyper-pigmentation, what's wrong?!?

I'm a 22 medically free female, I suffer from dark knees, elbows, buttocks, whenever I have a wound it heals with hyper-pigmentation, what's wrong?!?

Hyperpigmentation: You may have a condition known as acanthosis nigrans. Talk to your gynacologist about your condition and also see a dermatologist. ...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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I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now. What can I use or who can I see? Look at picture under my profile.

I keep getting pressure sores inside my buttocks and one is an open-sore now. What can I use or who can I see? Look at picture under my profile.

Can't see the: Pictures under your profile. You are asking this on HealthTap health/ medical education portion. Please use the HealthTap Prime or Concierge services if you are looking for a consultation. We are not able to make diagnoses or provide treatment on the health education site. ...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