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What causes itchy small rash on buttock?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I have a small rash on my left butt cheek. It appeared overnight. I am 23 years old. And so scared and confused. It's small and only itches. It does not hurt. I've been reading everything I could find on rashes and all articles say it's herpes. I've never had a vaginal break out of anything so for it to appear on my butt would be weird right? Is this herpes or something else
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Least / no possibility of herpes. Kindly send pictures.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the rash over the buttock area and it's correlation with herpes.

To guide you regarding herpes - it is basically manifested as small vesicles which burst open to form a superficial ulcer. The main sites are around the vaginal area.

In your case the site is buttock area and the vesicles are not been mentioned. So in my opinion at first instance it doesn't seems to be herpes.

Even then to clear all the doubts and guide you best I suggest you to kindly upload a good resolution picture of the affected area. For that you have a feature on the right side of the page.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
It is bumpy tho. So thats why i was nervous. I see no puss or anything just bumps in a small cluster. They arent painful they just itch. What other possibilities could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of simple folliculitis. Vaious suggestions

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back and thanks for your further follow up.

There could be a possibility of simple folliculitis in the area. It is the inflammation of the oil glands over the area. It can manifest as small cluster of bumps.

- I suggest you to apply an antibacterial cream over the same.

- Do not try to wear tight clothes or any synthetic clothes.

- Do not try to pinch or pick the area.

- An antihistamine such as Loratadine could be taken for itching.

I hope this helps.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes itchy small rash on buttock?

Brief Answer: Least / no possibility of herpes. Kindly send pictures. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the rash over the buttock area and it's correlation with herpes. To guide you regarding herpes - it is basically manifested as small vesicles which burst open to form a superficial ulcer. The main sites are around the vaginal area. In your case the site is buttock area and the vesicles are not been mentioned. So in my opinion at first instance it doesn't seems to be herpes. Even then to clear all the doubts and guide you best I suggest you to kindly upload a good resolution picture of the affected area. For that you have a feature on the right side of the page. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD - Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases