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Hard lump on buttocks, painful to touch. History of having genital herpes. Could it be ingrown hair or cyst?

I have two hard, dime-sized lumps on the skin of my buttocks . Each are in different locations and are painful to the touch. There is no head like a pimple . They usually come and go but they always return. I do have genital herpes but years before I had the virus, I would still get these lumps. Could it be an ingrown hair? A cyst? I m confused.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

You might have developed furuncles.

These are deep bacterial infections.

Ingrown hair can be a cause for this.

Treatment is with antibiotics but the choice of antibiotics should be based on culture and sensitivity tests.

This test is to be done on puss obtained.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you

Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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