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I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

Infected skin cyst.: This could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You can apply warm compresses several times/day or sit in warm tub. However if it does not improve or you have fever with it, you should see you doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...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 (oxymetazoline) until clear. ...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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I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

No: Abscess can be secondary to a variety of bacteria. They occur when the sebaceous gland becomes obstructed and then bacteria proliferate. Most important thing is to get evaluated. You likely need an i+d and possibly antibiotics. ...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 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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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more