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Reddish bumps on butt cheeks. Herpes?

But pretty consistently for the past 4 months or so I ve been getting little flesh-colored or reddish bumps on my butt cheeks. They re not like zits though. They usually have no symptoms, but one itches sometimes. There s no fluid inside, they don t look blistery and never burst or anything. New ones pop up and then go away and new ones pop up again. They re not in clusters or anything, and when I ve scratched one the only thing that comes out is blood . ... Could this be herpes? I m female, never had anal sex, and have no bumps on or around my vagina or anywhere else. I don t have stomach pains or anything. As far as I know I don t have HS-1, never had a cold sore or anything. I m really freaked out--I don t have health insurance, so can t go to a doctor, but am really freaked out. Please help!
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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hi..thanks for your query..
From what you have mentioned,I would not think it is a herpes infection.Herpes would be a group of fluid filled vesicles in most cases.i would think about two things that are possible.If you see recurrent itchy hives,like mosquito bites, which come on and off, it may be URTICARIA. A course of oral anti allergic tablets would be adequate.A mild topical steroid may also be required in certain cases.Hence you can try this with OTC meds.
Second possibility is a folliculitis ,i.e infection in the hair follicles.Observe if there is any extrusion of pus from the eruptions.If so,add a 3 day course of oral antibiotic for the same.
Hope this helps you..Take care and do not worry!
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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