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Lump on butt crack, painful, cannot sit or lay on back, used heating pad

I have a huge swollen lump at the top of my butt crack. Don t mean to be so blunt about it but this is where it is. It has been there for about a week now but over the last 4 days it has been so painful I have missed work and have been in tears . I can t sit, lay on my back or side. When I move it hurts, and I can t bend over. I have used heating pad constantly for 24 hrs now and nothing is helping. This lump is about the size of a golf ball and a half
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
You must have developed pyoderma i.e. a bacterial skin infection. It may be furuncle or abscess.
You should seek opinion of a dermatologist or a physician, because you need antibiotics. If it is abscess and is in advanced stage, it may need incision & drainage by a surgeon.
Meanwhile start NSAIDs like ibuprofen + paracetamol and also take sitz bath twice daily.
Dr. Ajit Singh Kulhari
MD - Skin & VD
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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