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Bump on the buttocks. Difficulty in walking. What is it?

Hi, I recently noticed a bump on the inside of my buttcrack, under the skin. At first it didn't hurt me or anything, but in the past couple of days it's began to pain me to sit, it feels weird to run, and sometimes walk. It feels like I could pop it, but I've had a family member look at it and they said they couldn't even really see it, but they could definitely feel it.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

Seems like you have developed folliculitis in the groin.

Now firstly I would advise you to keep the area clean and dry as much as possible.
Do not apply any kind of moisturizing creams/lotions or oil over the affected area.
Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease the amount of sweating.
Clean the area with lukewarm water twice a day and apply an antibiotic cream like mupirocin gel over the area twice daily.

If inspite of the above measures, the lesion persists or continues to increase in size, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers.

In that case, I would advise you to visit a dermatologist for proper assessment and treatment.

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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