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A few weeks ago I got two itchy red bumps on my butt. They were about the size of a bug bite, so I thought they were spider bites or something and thought they'd just go away. They itched soooo much and one of them actually burst. Anyway, a few days later I got another one and they just kept appearing every few days until I noticed there were about 5. They generally scab over and turn into a scar. I'm not sure what they are... They keep reappearing every once in a while. And they're only on my butt so it seems a bit weird. I didn't get a new one for a week or so and today I noticed two more. I have no idea what this could be...
And I only noticed this after I moved into my new apartment. My question is, what could this be? And why is it only localized on my butt?
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First Helper 123canuhelpme
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replied September 22nd, 2005
^^ did you ever find ur answer?
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replied September 22nd, 2005
Experienced User
Actually, no. They have gone away or have scared, and there haven't been any recurrences. So i'm assuming it could have been a spider bite or something that has spread for a short period
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replied October 1st, 2005
Umm this might seem odd to you but I get them too, I have no clue what they are but they normally go away after a few day if I just leave them alone. If you do figure out what they are, could you tell me?

Thanks
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replied December 6th, 2012
I got the same thing too! but the weird thing is that i got a tattoo on my bum and 2days after that the red itchy bumps appeared... i thought it was the tattoo that itched or it infected my butt but i watched my artist sterilize his stuff and he has a clean shop but i dnt know where the bumps came from and i dont know how to make it go away. A new bump reoccurs everyday and idk when it will end. HELP!
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replied June 6th, 2013
Just wanted to share this. I did some more research on this because I've been getting the same thing on and off for the past few years. I believe this to be an accurate answer to what we are all experiencing.

Expert: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
You probably have a fungal infection on the skin of your butt. The infection has clogged the mouth of the oil glands causing the formation of small cysts with itching.
Please take the following steps to get better:
- Wash the skin thoroughly wth Cetaphil.
- Dry off well and then apply an antifungal infection like Cruex or Lotrimin , both available OTC.
- At night, apply a mild steroid ointment like 1 % hydrocortisone, available OTC.
- Every alternate day, exfoliate the skin with a good exfoliator cream or lotion - you will find any number of skin exfoliators at the cosmetics counter. Use a scrubber or a small towel to scrub the skin so that the mouth of the glands open up.
I hope this helps.
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replied October 3rd, 2005
I Have the Exact Same Problem!!
Three weeks ago I noticed a bump on my butt and I scratched it.....A bunch of liquid came out, and later on that day it started to swell really big and became extremely painful.....Anyhow, I went to the doctor, got antibiotics (they told me it was some kind of bite)

k so now the bite is almost healed, (it got really bad, absessed) and suddenly another bump appeared, only this time like a mosquito bite only it scabs over in the middle when its healing, and it kinda hurts like a pimple.....That one healed, and another one appeared! Now I have 2, one is hopefully healing.....They are all on my butt, and only on one cheek....


Wierd thing is, you said you just moved into a new apartment....Well none of this happened till I moved into my apartment a month ago!!!!!!


I'm wondering if this could be some kind of allergic reaction to something they use to clean apartments, I don't know!!!!! I hate it! My butt is gonna be all scarred up!
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replied July 21st, 2011
What u describe is Herpes
The symptoms u describe is Herpes. It will be painful, blistery in the middle. The scab will leave a red mark for a while then go away. U may experience the red bump in the same spot weeks, months even years later. I am almost positive it is Herpes. Get a blood test from your doctor - u will see it come back positive. They can even swab a sample of it when it is active and send it to the lab. U will have to live with Herpes forever. Do not have sex while it is active or u can pass on to your partner.
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replied October 27th, 2011
red itchy bumps on my bum and it hurts two days before see
It is not herpes I have had them tested for over 30 years
I us to get them twice a years now they come once a week
I believe they are stress related because not doctor has found an answer
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replied October 27th, 2011
I have had this problem for over thirty years
No Doctor can find the reason
Now they are appearing every week so I have returned after 15 years to the doctor to see if now they may have an answer.
I went in for the tests.
Stay tuned
This doctor said it is for a dermatologist to look at
and is getting me a referral.
The test were done yesterday I am awaiting
I do hope they have an answer for us all
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replied December 1st, 2011
it's the die in certain jeans you mite wear alcohol clears them up
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replied October 9th, 2005
Experienced User
I haven't gotten any recurrences... And this did only happen when I moved into my apartment ( which was about 1 1/2 months ago). I think that maybe my roommate's cat might have had fleas or something..
When I got them, they mostly appeared only on one buttcheak too and now I have a bunch of scars left from it. So i'm going to go to the dermatologist to see how I can get rid of the scars.
Occasionally I get a tiny pimple on my butt that grows to be fluid-filled and then it basically shrinks down after a day and is only a tiny red dot. I think that anyone with similar symptoms should talk to their dermatologist about it. It could be caused by a mite or flea....It could be lots of things. So it's better to get it checked out.
If anyone has any similar symptoms or stories...Please let me know!! And how you dealt with it ( ie: medications, creams)
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replied September 25th, 2011
Cream
i know a cream its predrillion , its like neonsporn , wen a new bump apears , immeiately put sum neonspornm on a band-aid and put iton there ,it should go away in 2 days , and dont mess ith the bumps or they will have an infection , which they will swell, turn red , and look ugly ,and hurt .
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replied August 26th, 2007
Red Bumps
hey well i noticed them all around on my butt little red bumps like the size of a bug bite!!! well i think i have a reason when u site for too long and you start sweeting and you get up and it is a little raw or tender and your pants or shorts or what ever you are wearing sticks to ur butt that might be a reason because i play World Of Warcraft and i am on the computer playing and my butt sweats so that could be a reason. if any questions about what i just wrote my e-mail is (we dont share private email adresses on the website) You can use the PM feature.
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replied September 6th, 2007
I get them too. They pop up, itch, dry up and go away. Who knows what they are but they itch.
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replied October 7th, 2008
big red ichy bumps
hello,
I would really need some advices. For, around 3 month now, i get this red ichy bumps. They appear ramdomly on the body. At the begining i was getting them kind of similar, on feet and arms, both, now is ramdomly. Their size is from big to very big. They are very very ichy. After a couple of days they desepear, but they aperar again, later. so is like i am "clean" no more than one week, max 2, and then again. Some times the reaction is not so strong, sometimes i get a very strong one, I never had problems in my ife with this kind of thing. So, please, give me some sugestions, and what i should do. I went to the doctor 2 month ago, he gave me some pills for allergy, but nothing. Could it have any connection the fact that i was pregnent, i got this things, and i misscarried, not cause of them, i believe. Maybe is a toxim thing, i don t know. Thank you
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replied April 20th, 2009
Cluster of red bumps on butt
For the last 5 years, i get a cluster of red bumps too on my butt. This usually coincides with my period. They switch butts. If I get them on the right, 6 months later or so, they appear on the left and it is always during or just before my period. I havent gone to a doctor because they usually disappear before I can get an appointment. What could these be?
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replied August 2nd, 2011
I posted later in the forum, page 3 I think in response to 123canuhelpme. I have had the same exact thing 20 years now and always around my cycle.. My dr scraped them for the lab and they found nothing.. I hate it, so itchy and that big red scar that lasts weeks after.. Grrr
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replied February 26th, 2012
I also started getting exactly what you both describe...only on my butt, and only around my cycle. They are ridiculously itchy. Usually they will recur in the exact same location (how i finally realized it wasn't some sort of spider bite) I came to the conclusion that they were a reaction to some hormones in the birth control I was using (I am allergic to birth control it turns out). So then I went off birth control and voila, a few months later I stopped getting them. (it takes a while for it all to get out of your system completely) Interestingly, I have just recently lost some weight and I am getting them right now, same time of cycle as usual. I did some quick research and it turns out...birth control hormones are stored in your fat cells! So I feel pretty confident that the itchy butt bumps must be related to the birth control hormones and specifically flare up before menstruation. Also, the doctors who I mention this to are hesitant to agree with me, claiming that rashes from low dose birth control pills are rare, but I had really bad ones, so I think they are being retarded.
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replied May 26th, 2009
suddenly after school htey apeared on my butt too. theey hurt and they are only on one side my left. about a month ago i had a perisite for snalls when i went camping. it was almost the same but it was also on my arm and legs. im scaredi have hivs but i amonly 14 and still a virgin i have to no what is wrong with me.
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replied June 8th, 2009
Has anyone checked with the doctor to see if it was herpes. I get them too. They appear when i am stressed out ill get about 5 tiny bumps they itch really bad and the area swell up like a bug bite. Have it tested for skin herpes...Thats what mine were...
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replied June 8th, 2009
skin itch spots
I take Valtrex for cold sores - but it doesn't seem to affect the rash I get on my upper thigh. It itches like crazy and comes & goes. Sun exposure makes it aweful! Cortisone creams offer some relief but its still itchy.

Sadden - what do you do you your "skin herpes"?
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replied June 29th, 2009
i get the same things as well. except mine have stayed for a while and i get them around that region. its impossible for it to be herpes, ive never had sex. as soon as i itched mine it swelled up, and i also got on on my leg. Please tell everyone if you know what it is!!
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replied August 25th, 2009
I just started to get them well its my first time and I have no idea what they are. It itches. I have no idea. Well is Skin Herpes an STD?
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replied September 11th, 2009
Similar issue.
i have a similar problem i got them like almost more than a year ago and still have them to this day...they are irritated and somewhat itchy and scabbed like crazy cause i've been itching the things. but when i first, first got them they itched soooo badly and i couldn't help but to itch them so i did and that was a bad idea cause now there scabs that are furiously irritated and some are scars which suck but i dont no what they are and neither does my doctor. i'm going again to see if he will know this time. HOPEFULLY
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replied September 15th, 2009
same!
i am having this exact same problem! im trying to figure out what it is so if any of you find out please tell me. mine havent gone away though and i have had then for 3 weeks or so. all on one cheek and about 7 of them.
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replied September 16th, 2009
My friend had that and she said that when she went to the doctor, they told her it might have been an infection or something she picked up from sitting on a porta pottie seat or something?
If you use public restroom and don't use a seat cover, sometimes you get pimple-like things that happend when the pores of your butt get infected from the bacteria on the seat.
It might be something different but to prevent this, definitely use seat covers, you could pick up some nasty bacteria that result in pimply skin bumps.
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replied November 6th, 2009
itchy bump on right buttock
Ahh. I just started getting this red itchy spot on my butt too! And I am not sexually active, so it can't be an STD. The bump is big, like six quarters, two by two, sorry for the weird comparison. It has been in the same place both times that i've gotten it, therefore I don't see how it could be a bug bite, and it is kind of worrying me. It doesn't have puss or anything, i'm pretty positive. It just behaves like a huge itchy bug bite. Seeing as it is on my butt, I can't really see it too well, but from what I did glance at, it looks like a bug bite. It just disappears after a day or so. And it is freaking me out!
Good luck with all of your itchiness, and if anyone finds anything out, please post it up. I'll do the same.
Thanks.
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replied November 18th, 2009
rash/bumbs on my lower butt and upper thigh
i have been getting the same thing for like 2 years now. there super itchy, but only sometimes. if i scratch them then scab and scar, i have no idea what they are. im almost 19 and had sex for the first time 6 months ago. so i know its not from that cuz i had them before that. its on the lower part of both my butt cheeks and my upper thigh like where my butt and legs join. if anyone knows what this is PLEASE HELP.
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replied March 24th, 2011
I have the same thing in my butt too. There are a bunch of bumps on the inside and they itch really bad. I scratch them to the point that they bleed and then they scab over and its freakin annoying and I want them to go away. What I did notice is when I went to the beach, and was in the water, after a few hours the salt water had dried them out and they didn't really bother me until a couple of days later. Then I started putting hydrocortisone cream on it but I haven't really kept up with it, but it worked pretty well. They didn't itch at all. I'm probably going to the doctor's soon if nothing changes because this is NOT CUTE!
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