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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...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 get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness. Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Shaved butt crack & 2 days later itchy and stings. No redness.  Possible just irritation or slight nick? I use lots of wet wipes too. Will I be ok?

Dermatitis...: It could be a dermatitis which is an irritation of the skin after it comes in contact with anything that causes an reaction on it. You may use hydrocortisone over the counter but if it is painful or gets worse you should see your doctor for exam and treatment as needed. ...Read more

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Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Strep throat: Strep throat associated with a rash can be seen with scarlet fever but the rash would be nonbumpy and generalized. The itchy buttock rash suggests an allergic reaction ? To antibiotics or some substance that came in contact with your buttocks. Erythema nodosum is another type of skin lesions that can follow a strep infection. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate you if the rash persists. ...Read more

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I have a spreading red itchiness and little bumps around butt cheek area, what can this be?

I have a spreading red itchiness and little bumps around butt cheek area, what can this be?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is on my butt? It's not itchy. It looks like someone had a stencil and filled in a pattern of evenly spaced flat, scab like small red circles ?

What is on my butt? It's not itchy. It looks like someone had a stencil and filled in a pattern of evenly spaced flat, scab like small red circles ?

BUTT WITH SCABS?: DEAR LADY, THIS IS A DERMATITIS, A RASH, THAT MUST BE SEEN BY A DOCTOR. EVEN A GOOD PHOTO . . . HAS YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR SEEN THIS? OR A DERMATOLOGIST? AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT? DO SEE A DOCTOR SOON AND BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have bumps in my inner thighs and near my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch I didn't even know they were there and there not itchy and there not red?

I have bumps in my inner thighs and near my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch I didn't even know they were there and there not itchy and there not red?

Likely benign: While they could be skin tags, there are many other causes of non-itchy nor red bumps including keratosis pilaris which is a build up of dead skin cells around hair follicles looking like small goose bumps. If they are multiple, insect bites are less likely. Molluscum contagiosum (sounds like Harry Potter!) is also a possibility or warts. See your doctor/dermatologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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