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Have white bumps on butt. What could this be?

i have small white bumps on butt area. it was only a little itchy for one day. its not realy bumps it more so feels like boils but they are a white color so i am worried it may not be just a rash ..... i want to go to the emergency room now but wont be able to go til the morning.... please help...what all could this be??????
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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hi..thanks for the query.

There are two most common possibilities:

1) Boils:A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland.Most boils are caused by a bacteria.people more susceptible to skin infections:Diabetes,Problems with the immune system,Poor nutrition,Poor hygiene.You may apply topical antibiotic creams like Mupirocin twice daily on the lesions.

2) Keratosis Pilaris: this is a common skin condition in which keratin forms hard plugs within hair is harmless.It is more common in people who have dry skin.Treatment may include:Moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better.Skin creams that contain urea/ salicylic acid/tretinoin.

You can consult a dermatologist for finding out the exact diagnosis.

Hop this helps .Take care!

Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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