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Little itchy boil or cyst on the upper part of buttocks, keep recurring. Tried Vaseline. How to prevent it ?

I have a little boil or cyst on the upper part of my buttocks(in the crack) and it itches a lot and hurt a little. I have gotten them more than once. I can tell when one is coming on because there would be a soreness when I sit down or get up. I jus use Vaseline on it and within a day or two it s gone. What. Is this call and how can I prevent them from coming back. They are little white boils.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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hi, Thanks for posting the query
you seem to have recurrent boils in that area
It may be due to bacterial infection or even fungal
you can do as follows:
Maintain proper hygeine
keep the area dry.
use a mild soap or cleanser
dont rub or itch instead take anti histamine like cetrizine if it itches too much
Apply antibiotic cream like mupirocin twice a day till it persists.
If it reoccurs contact a doctor to rule out any systemic cause
Hope this answers your query
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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