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Dr. Sheila Calderon
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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples to form. Common causes include hormonal changes, and certain ...Read more


Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What are the causes of reoccuring pimples/boils on the buttocks?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What are the causes of reoccuring pimples/boils on the buttocks?

Staphylococci: Are common causes of this, sometimes mrsa. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have a large pimple with puss about 3 inches below my belly button. Previously I had one on my buttocks which my doctor drained and put antibiotic ?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have a large pimple with puss about 3 inches below my belly button.  Previously I had one on my buttocks which my doctor drained and put antibiotic ?

Pimples: Go back to your doctor. You may have to undergo the same procedure. In addition your doctor may want to see if you have MRSA or an immune deficiency ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
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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?

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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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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?

Dr. Donald Alves
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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?

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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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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?

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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Dr. Emil Shakov
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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?

Dr. Emil Shakov
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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?

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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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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?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

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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Dr. William Brender
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Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Dr. William Brender
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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 (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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