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What causes a red bump inflammation on upper butt crack?

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: Hi! I have a red bump inflammation that is on my upper butt crack?..it broke as it oozed a bloody puss? what do I nwed to do?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consult a general surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

this sounds like a pilonidal cyst. This is an abscess actually, which formed right under your skin due to ingrown hair. If the cyst is big enough then only surgical intervention would cure it. You've got to consult a general surgeon for that.

You can contact me again, if you'd like further information or clarifications.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (16 minutes later)
Hi! Yes , as ot did burst as it us noy swelling. It is oozing now. Any thought?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It needs to be cleaned and let release its contents

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

the most important thing is to let it release its contents right now and clean it with normal saline (or another sterile non-irritating fluid). You can apply some povidone iodine outside the cavity and a gauze to absorb the fluid that's going to come out later.

And of course visit a general surgeon for assessment...

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Consult a general surgeon Detailed Answer: Hello, this sounds like a pilonidal cyst. This is an abscess actually, which formed right under your skin due to ingrown hair. If the cyst is big enough then only surgical intervention would cure it. You've got to consult a general surgeon for that. You can contact me again, if you'd like further information or clarifications. Kind Regards!