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What causes itchy bumps on buttocks?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: This is the picture of it. Small rash that appeared over night. It does not hurt. It only itches. It is bumpy. I dont know what it could be because all articles say its herpes on the buttock. Ive never had a out break of herpes or anything like that so i dont understand what it could be. Im am freaking out. I have a doctors appointment wednesday but im afraid the rash will be gone by then.
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not Herpese

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to HCM. I have gone through your query and totally understand your related concerns. This rash is not because of Herpese, Herpese rash is vesicular and then leads to ulceration followed by crust formation , it looks like folliculitis with all the redness and itching. take antihistamine tablet which will help u relieve the itch. it will get well in sometime. Regards Dr Manisha Jain.
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (19 minutes later)
So even thoug its bumpy its not herpes? I have gotten it in the same spot one other time. Again it didnt hurt but itches. h
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not herpes

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In my opinion it is because of some misfit undergarment or just a matter of chance that it appeared again on same site.
Definitely not herpes since it is not painful as herpes rash is very very painful.
You can apply simple talcum powder and leave it as it is and don't scratch it as much as possible.
A simple antihistaminic like cetrizine can give a lot of relief from itching.
Take care

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What causes itchy bumps on buttocks?

Brief Answer: Not Herpese Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to HCM. I have gone through your query and totally understand your related concerns. This rash is not because of Herpese, Herpese rash is vesicular and then leads to ulceration followed by crust formation , it looks like folliculitis with all the redness and itching. take antihistamine tablet which will help u relieve the itch. it will get well in sometime. Regards Dr Manisha Jain.