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What causes painless red bumps on the buttocks?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have noticed red bumps on my butt that seem painless but are causing me concern. I have tried to get into a dermatologist but are backed out a month. I may have had a questionable sexual exposure 8 weeks ago, though I don't think so and my friends said. I did not, though I can't fully remember. At 8 weeks I've tested negative for everything, including HSV 1 and 2. I'm very afraid that's what this is. Can I attach a picture?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
No Sexually transmitted disease. Relax

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for any Sexually transmitted infection in yourself after the minor episode of exposure.

After diligently analyzing the pictures let me reassure you first that overall there is no appearance or resemblance to any Sexually transmitted infection in your case including HSV.

The minor eruptions over the buttock area are relate to the blocked oil glands which are quite common to observe. These are formed due mild to moderate inflammation and blockage of the oil glands especially in your age group. Such kind of er could also be see over upper over lower back and even over shoulders too.

In my patients I suggest them to apply either Clindamycin 1% gel for two times a day. If there is any itching or irritation then an antihistamine such as loratadine could be taken for one to two times a day.

I hope this allays your fear for any of the Sexually transmitted diseases.

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 2 days later
Doctor, I have now noticed two bumps on the back of my thigh. I have attached 2 new pictures. These are a little more painful. Last night I put Mupirocin on them and then 30 minutes later Hydrogren Peroxide. This caused my skin to burn, but I'm not sure if it was due to the chemical reaction. Do these look like HSV?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
No resemblance with herpes. Relax

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome back and thanks for posting your further concern.

I have diligently analyzed your present latest pictures. After proper detailed analysis let me reassure you again that these are also related to simple folliculitis part. There is no resemblance with herpes. In herpes we find gripped vesicles which soon bursts up to form ulcers.

There is no correlation with above picture of herpes in your case.

So allay all your fears and relax yourself.

Do not try to pinch or pop or squeeze any of the area.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 3 days later
Doctor thank you very much for your help. I have attached a new picture of a red bump by my belly button I noticed yesterday. There were two hairs coming from it that I pulled out with tweezers. At first, the hair broke but I was able to pull it out. Today I am left with a red bump that itches. Photo is attached. Does this look like HSV?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not HSV. Simple inflammation of the hair root.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome back and thanks for posting your further concern.

I have diligently examined your pictures of belly button area and correlating g with the history I can make out simple inflammation due to pulling of the hair root.

It has got no resemblance with HSV or st other Sexually transmitted infection. So allay all your fears and relax for the same.

In my patients with this kind of inflammation I suggest them to apply an antibacterial cream such as Mupirocin or fucidin cream over the affected area for two times. Don't try to pinch or pop or touch the area repeatedly. Touching of jeans or clothes also causes more irritation and inflammation. So try to wear the clothes which are not touching the area.

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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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 13 hours later
Doctor, I really appreciate it. As you can tell, I am inspecting myself. I have a similar spot in my pubic hair and then noticed a red/purple spot with a hair in it that I plucked. Are these the same things (blocked hair/sweat) or should I worry? Photos attached. Thank you sir.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No correlation with any STDs. Relax

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your further query.

I have diligently analyzed all the pictures and after thoroughly examining the areas let me reassure you fully that there is no correlation with any of the Sexually transmitted infection in your case.

The areas are basically related to the inflammation of the hair roots. just maintain a good hygiene and avoid friction. Do not try to touch or pinch or pop the area.

Allay all your fears for the possibility of HSV and relax yourself.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - DERMATOLOGY & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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