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red spots on my buttom, and i have itch around

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2019
Question: red spots on my buttom, and i have itch around my genitals too, they're really irritating, are they herpes?? i've attached an image, theyre more painful if i sit down
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have read your query and viewed the image.

Seems like bacterial folliculitis. I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week. In addition I suggest you to apply an otc topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment, twice daily.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (11 hours later)
wud it clear up wiTHOUT antibiotics?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

If you don't want to take oral antibiotics you may use just topical antibiotic ointment e.g Neosporin ointment, twice daily. However, if they are deep and painful then I would suggest that you take both oral and topical antibiotic.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance
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red spots on my buttom, and i have itch around

Brief Answer: Folliculitis Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have read your query and viewed the image. Seems like bacterial folliculitis. I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week. In addition I suggest you to apply an otc topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment, twice daily. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance