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Why do I have a rash on my left buttock?

Why do I have a rash on my left buttock?

Needs evaluation: Cannot tell without more information. Local irritation, bacterial or fungal skin infection, shingles, folliculitis are just a few of the possibilities. ...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


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I had itchiness and rashes on my buttocks area that left skin pigmentation and now it's spreading to my back, both the rash & the itch. What can I do?

I had itchiness and rashes on my buttocks area that left skin pigmentation and now it's spreading to my back, both the rash & the itch. What can I do?

Rash: The rash you describe may not necessarily be related to your other complaints, each one can be dealt with individually based on symptom control. The rash sounds like a fungal infection, need to be seen for a diagnosis, it's localization could be a drug reaction but unlikely to loratadine. Flatulence could be diet related. A visit to you PCP is required, for best care resolve issues promptly ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

Herpes?: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches. See a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small red rash on upper left buttock?

I have a small red rash on upper left buttock?

Please repost: Since you posted your question, is it still there or has it gone away? ...Read more

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Pain on left upper buttock. No mass, no rash, no open wound. Pls help!?

Pain on left upper buttock. No mass, no rash, no open wound. Pls help!?

I agree: This sounds like it is originating in your back. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...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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I have a small rash on my lower hip/ upper left buttock. It doesn't itch, but it is red and painful. Is it just a rash or something more?

I have a small rash on my lower hip/ upper left buttock. It doesn't itch, but it is red and painful. Is it just a rash or something more?

See a dermatologist: Shingles (herpes zoster) is possible. Your description is too vague for diagnosis. You should be seen immediately because the treatment of shingles is much less effective after the first 2 or 3 days. ...Read more

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I have red itchy rash on my right buttock. I sit all day and is that a cause. Iam a receptionist. It comes and goes. Does not itch all the time.

I have red itchy rash on my right buttock. I sit all day and is that a cause. Iam a receptionist. It comes and goes. Does not itch all the time.

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer. Usually sitting is not a risk factor for developing a rash, unless you are very old (It states you are 106?), and you get skin "breakdown" from not moving around (similar to a "bed sore"). When the rash is visible, have a dr. Look at it to give you a diagnosis and any necessary treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of the pain. If the buttock/leg discomfort is only during a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another 1-2 days, they may be linked. However, herpes doesn't cause chronic or persistent, ongoing, deeper back, buttock or leg pain, that doesn't accompany outbreaks. In that case, it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

Folliculitis?: A common cause of raised bumpy red irritated rash is folliculitis - may be made worse by prolonged exposure to moist clothes. You may want to see a doctor (or do a virtual consult with good pictures of the rash) to get a diagnosis for what is causing your rash. ...Read more

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I have a blistery rash on my left buttocks, what cream should I use?

Shingles?: You may have shingles and should consult your doctor to consider putting you on an antiviral drug to reduce the complications from shingles. ...Read more

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Could HIV cause a rash on my buttocks?

Could HIV cause a rash on my buttocks?

Possibly: You need to see your doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash which has spread to shoulders, arms, back, buttocks and on my left palm but from inside like red b?

What to do if I have rash which has spread to shoulders, arms, back, buttocks and on my left palm but from inside like red b?

Rash: Without seeing the rash it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. However, this could be a hypersensitivity rash to either medications, infections, or internal malignancy. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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The rash is like 20 microscopical bumps on each buttocks sides left and right, and under the scrotum flaky skin, antifungal and hydrocortizone using?

The rash is like 20 microscopical bumps on each buttocks sides left and right, and under the scrotum flaky skin, antifungal and hydrocortizone using?

Most primary: Care physicians I've worked with and even myself treat eczema and tinea /fungal at the same time with combo of steroid and anti fungal since apperance of the two conditions are very similar. Most dermatologists on the other hand would confidently diagnose each condition thus treat them accordingly. What u r doing seems reasonable to me. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a skin rash nightmare. Started ou in circular clumps of bumps. That did not itch but left my skin lightened. Legs, arms, buttocks, and now face?

I have a skin rash nightmare. Started ou in circular clumps of bumps. That did not itch but left my skin lightened. Legs, arms, buttocks, and now face?

Peripheral to centra: You have a rash going from peripheral to central. It is small circles that do not itch. Take a picture. See your doctor and note if it is still worsening. The rash may be from your body rather than a reaction. It will be important. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) cause rash on buttocks-i have scant MRSA perianal area. On doxycycline- also using bact waiting for 2nd culture to rule out yeast/fungus?

Unlikely: Anyone "can" become allergic to anything, but as described, it is unlikely, and more likely that a fungal issue will be identified on culture. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

Many: Contact allergy, bug bites, scabies- just to mention a few. If this has been going on for awhile, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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I've got cluster rashes on my lower buttock. ..It does get itchy and it pains when I sit?

I've got cluster rashes on my lower buttock. ..It does get itchy and it pains when I sit?

Herpes Virus..: 19 y/o Female says I've got cluster rashes on my lower buttock...It does get itchy and it pains when I sit. That describes Herpes Virus Infection Type 2 since it is in the Genital/ buttocks area. Type 1 if in the Face/ mouth area. Best to see MD to get early treatment and prevent/ control recurrence &/or transferring infection to others. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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Hi, iam peter 25yrs of age. I have some rashes on my buttocks, I have tried to treat it on several occasion but it goes for sometime but comes again.

Hi, iam peter 25yrs of age. I have some rashes on my buttocks, I have tried to treat it on several occasion but it goes for sometime but comes again.

See your doctor: Without seeing the rash it's hard to decide what it is. It could be an allergy, heat rash, or even an infection. If it's not resolving on it's won, it's time to see someone. ...Read more

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What could warts or rashes on the buttocks mean?

What could warts or rashes on the buttocks mean?

Have it checked: It would probably be best to have the rash checked by your doctor to see what it is. Many rashes can appear on the buttocks and some are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What are the rashes found at the buttocks of my daughter 13 years old.?

What are the rashes found at the buttocks of my daughter 13 years old.?

The only thing that: I can think of is contact dermatitis -something that had irritated the affected areas. It could be clothing materials, lotions, soaping or moisture from sweating too much. Wearing tight pants can cause irritation, too. If concerned, please have her checked out. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more