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Is it normal to have zits on the butt? Did I get them from partner?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: No
This is probably skin infection from staph.
This is not necessarily from your partner. Some people have a local poor immune system which allows a normal bacteria to cause an infection.

In brief: No
This is probably skin infection from staph.
This is not necessarily from your partner. Some people have a local poor immune system which allows a normal bacteria to cause an infection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Butt folliculitis
The causes of folliculitis on the buttocks vary but some common causes include irritation from non-fragrance free detergents or fabric softeners, stress, hormonal changes (not just women, men can have hormone fluctuations too), or perspiring under tight-fitting clothing.
When you perspire with snug clothing on, perspiration from your sweat glands, your natural body oils and bacteria can clog pores.

In brief: Butt folliculitis
The causes of folliculitis on the buttocks vary but some common causes include irritation from non-fragrance free detergents or fabric softeners, stress, hormonal changes (not just women, men can have hormone fluctuations too), or perspiring under tight-fitting clothing.
When you perspire with snug clothing on, perspiration from your sweat glands, your natural body oils and bacteria can clog pores.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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