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November 25th, 2009
Weird itchy bump on my bottom
Me too, same thing. Mine shows up at the very base of my tail bone just to the right hand side. It's been recurring in me for over 25 years. Always the same way. Deep DEEP itching first, then a little bump shows up. It's crazy itchy. I just put a band aid over it and try not to touch it, which is almost impossible. I shower every day, keep it clean and dry, but to no relief. I've tried a hundred tricks, all to no avail. I think it's a type of herpes (because of its random recurrence), but my husband (of 20 years) has no signs of it. I only get one bump, exactly in the same place. Sometimes it doesn't show up for a couple years, then bing, there it is. Lasts up to two weeks (ish), then subsides. But there's a scar there and if I scrub it hard when it's quiet, I can feel it reacting and getting mad, so I leave it alone. I'm still not sure what it is, but keep yours covered just in case. All the best to you.
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replied August 13th, 2011
Update:
I tried Dermisil-H right when the early warning signs started and this stuff REALLY WORKED. The little itchy bump only lasted a couple days then went quiet. This is strong medicine, and it really helped me.
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replied December 27th, 2009
Has anyone been tested for parasites? It could be a common "bug" that we all catch. Mine is between my cheeks and further down... I got a cortisone shot last week from my dermatologist because I was itching all over my body wherever the skin was thin (underarms, backs of my knees, spine area) and oddly, my belly. I believed it was because I got a DepoProvera shot in my stomach, but now I'm not sure since I still itch - just not quite as much.

The spots in my behind did not shrink and the itching on my tummy remains as well.

Parasites? What do you think?
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replied December 27th, 2009
Itchy recurrent bump
I've thought of parasites too, but mine's lasted way too long for that to be a life cycle of any bug. Have you been tested for allergies? Maybe the Depo starts it all off? I'm sorry you're suffering. My doctor took one look at my bump and said, "herpes, keep it covered" but everyone else I know with herpes have a different experience than I (we) do. It's weird.
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replied August 2nd, 2011
Scabies are called the seen yr itch for a reason.. They keep laying eggs in your skin and spreading.. Some of these cases and yours sounds like scabies, easily killed with lice creme rinse on your skin overnight. I think most if us are talking about something different, a quarter sized cluster of fluid filled itchy as heck bumps, more common in women and related to cycles, so hormones def play a key factor.
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replied August 2nd, 2011
Golly I'm tired, typos abound.. Seven yr itch and of not if.. LOL
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replied January 28th, 2010
Itchy red bumps on your tail bone.
Okay!!! Let me tell you what the majority of you are experiencing. It is herpes. It doesn't matter if you are a virgin or not. If you have every had the chicken pox, as a child or adult you have the same virus still in your body. Also if you have ever had shingles, which I have had both. You need to get a prescription for zovirax (acyclovir cream ), it does wonders for that burning itch you all experience. It drives me absolutely crazy sometimes. It is brought on my stress, any kind of stress and the body automatically vents itself with the rash. Please talk to your doctor and see if this could be your answer. Remember, chicken pox is a form of the herpes virus. Good Luck!!! I get it, my twin gets it, my brother gets it!!!
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replied March 1st, 2012
also hav an itchy butt.. lol
Im afraid herpes may be right! I have almost the exact thing on my butt cheek upper left side and it shows up after I get out of the tanning bed, if I forget to clean it before I get in. I assume everyone cleans them after just because I do but thats just my ignorance! However it itches,burns, scabs over and scratches off then happens all over again anywhere between 3-6 mths and I am afraid it is herpes but my partner luckily doesnt have any symptoms and the only thing is Ive never had shingles & I dont think I had chicken pox but I have wondered if it was ring worm because its kinda ring shaped bumps and it gets the most irritated when I sweat there and have on tightish jeans. I guess the best thing is to see a doctor. If there is any advice on creams to use Id love to know. Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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replied January 28th, 2010
That dang itchy bump.
Oddly, I've never had chicken pox. (I'm 50 now) Both my kids have, and all my sisters and brothers, but not me. So maybe this is how it's manifested in me, in this weird herpes/shingle way, but I got REALLY REALLY sick when mine first showed up. So I think it's more a misplaced genital herpes thing, only modest and only pops up in that one single place time and time again. Maybe only a quarter inch round, even smaller. Dang fannys!
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replied February 2nd, 2010
itchy red bumps on buttocks.
you dont have to have sex/ be sexually active to get herpes....1 in 4 people have herpes and dont even know it. my suggestion is go to the doctor and get tested for herpes...
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replied February 6th, 2010
Itchy sores on the buttocks
Well, from the posts I've read a lot of the people having the same symptoms are either abstanant or virgins so I don't see how it can possibly be genital herpes. I also have these and sometimes they will come in fives...they itch terribly and are always in about the same area. Similar to a bug bite and full of liquid. I rub mine really hard with alcohol to make the alcohol go in, then they normally go away in a few days. Yeah, I've had them for about 10 years now...off and on and would really love to know what they are.
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replied February 25th, 2010
It's herpes, without a doubt!! I have it, always will, you never get rid of herpes. Like someone else said, if you have had chicken pox, shingles, you still carry the virus, always and forever. Herpes will remain a part of you anatomy till your last day!! Best thing to do is NOT itch it, that will only make it worse, take longer to heal up and could even spread. Herpes can spread from skin to skin contact. Remember that the next time you sit your bare fanny on a public restroom or let a friend use your your private toilet at home. Don't mean to scare anyone, but there are millions of people with this, it never goes away!!
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replied August 2nd, 2011
I've had the recurring cluster of itchy bumps for over 20 years and they tested them, found no herpies. This may be the case for some, but not all of us.
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replied March 6th, 2010
Itchy Butt Crack
My bumps come every so often. It starts as one and then one or two more come. They itch like crazy. I went to my doctor and she drew blood and took swabs. All my results came back normal. Im currently lookin for another doctor. She was unable to tell me what they were. Ive been going google crazy. My hypothesis is that its a hairl folical fungus. This has to stop like pronto. They leave scars that are not particularly attractive. In the mean time I bought some mederma and hydrocortizone from the drug store.
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replied March 19th, 2010
Y'know, lipstick and hair talk is all fine and dandy, but sometimes we've got to talk about less-fancy beauty concerns such as nail fungus and warts. And ass-ne — yes, pimples on your bum — is one of those. Nobody wants to admit it, but most of us have had a butt blemish in our lives.

Depending on which kind of ass-ne you have, you'll want to tackle it in a variety of ways. To see how to get back to that smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom stage, read more.

Like blemishes on your face, bum zits are caused by blocked pores or clogged follicles. There are a few things you can do to treat these pimples:


•Exfoliate: A buffed bum is a happy bum. Simply giving your bottom a scrub with a washcloth will send you on your way, and a body scrub will help slough away dead skin cells. This won't get rid of existing bumps, but it should help prevent them in the future.
•Treat: Use a shower gel with salicylic acid, which keeps pimples from starting. Or if you don't mind a little mess, whip up the aspirin mask recipe for just a few pennies. If you have recurrent acne, consider a post-shower spray such as Murad Clarifying Body Spray ($36), which delivers salicylic acid in a simple spritz. Of course, you can also use benzoyl peroxide cream as a spot treatment.
•Change your underpants: The above methods will help if you're dealing with pustules or red marks. But — not to get too nasty — if your blemishes are closer to your coin slot, you may need to slip into different drawers. Nylon underpants and too-tight thongs can trap perspiration, and while that shouldn't cause typical pimples, it can lead to irritation including small bumps. So get out of the polyester thong already.

Try these tips and it won't be long until you have a clear rear. Got any more anti-ass-ne ideas?
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replied April 13th, 2010
If the bumps are occurring in the folds of your skin, it is probably scabies, an STD/mite. It itches like crazy, and there is a special cream you can get at the doctor that has the same ingredient as lice shampoo (but a lot stronger)....Good luck!
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replied August 2nd, 2011
Scabies are mites and they are not an STD.. My 20 yr old got it at college from her roomate who had them and the dr said you can get it from living with people and being in close proximity. I got them on my wrists from her before we found out what it was.
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replied April 28th, 2010
I have had the samething and have been cured!!!!! Please read
I have had the samething for going on 10 years now and only appears on one butt cheeck. I thought it was a spider bite at first. That is what the doctor treated it for. It kept coming back during my period or when Iwas sick or reall stressed out. I went to several doctors and finally one put me on valtrex. It is a form of skin herpes. But skin herpes is not a form of std. There are many kinds of herpes. This freaked me out at first too. I have been married to the same man for years and was a virgin before him so I knew it wasn''t an std. The doctor told me that even a cold sore on your lip is a form of herpes. So everyone will be ok! LOL These bumps will go away and they have not come back as long as I stay on my medication. I hope this helps everyone out. It is not an std it is a skin herpe not a std herpe
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Re: Itchy, Re-occuring Red Bumps On Butt! Please Help
i get those same exact bumps on my butt. my behind is now scarred from several bouts with these bumps. my sister said that they are acid bumps and that's how it comes out of your skin at it's weakest point. i was so proud of my scarless body! now i'm ashamed of my backside when i'm intimate with my husband. does anyone out there have ANY idea of how to get rid and prevent these demons from coming back? please help...
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replied May 2nd, 2010
ok those few people saying it's herpes, don't try to give us what you have!!! i know for a fact that i DO NOT have herpes! my husband and i are trying to concieve and with that comes alot of tests and bloodwork, in which herpes and any other god awful diseases are the first things eliminated! why would you scare people with guesses! it's not herpes!!!!
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replied July 3rd, 2011
Herpes testing the TRUTH
you are not tested for herpes when you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant. Why would they? Even if you have a routine STD test you are not tested for herpes because it is expensive and unreliable. they only test you if they suspect that you have it, or are in a high risk group. So no you have not been tested for herpes... and don't be so rude.

PS. 100% of the population has one form of herpes or another. get your facts.
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replied August 2nd, 2011
They test for all STD's when you are being treated for infertility, been there done that, they also tested for STD's every time I was pregnant and I've had the bumps scraped and tested in the lab more than once and they never found herpies.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
bumps on but
Ok, I believe what she said was that it was a form of herpes and not the STD kind. My 6 year old daughter gets it and I think she is right. It seems to occur at times when she is very stressed and so it would make sense. I just don''t understand why it is sooo itchy for her. I also have 4 children and herpes is not one of the blood tests that are given to you when you are pregnant. AIDS maybe, but for a fact I know, no herpes test.
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replied August 2nd, 2011
They do test for herpes because babies can have health complications if you are having an outbreak or about to have an outbreak at birth, so then they would need to do a c section. I've had six kids, they tested me each time, I have the it by bumps and they tested that too, no herpies..
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replied May 8th, 2010
I too have these itchy and sore bug bite looking things that go away but then when i think they are gone more appear in the exact same area...Am 53 years old and never had a one until after staying 7 days in the hospital; am told by some nurses it is probably some type of staph infection or similar type infection...guess will have to go to a doctor
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replied May 11th, 2010
Ive had a similar isssue I believed to be scabies and my doctor believed to be a skin infection. I have used a toilet seat that was possibly unsanitary but the way it looks is like a cluster of pencil eraser sized red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes they havent gone away in 5 months now. I haven''t had sex in a long time like 2 years so Im pretty sure it''s not the herp. Why is everyone getting this same thing and no doctor or anyone can figure it out. Well Im using a neem oil right now to see if it is a might under the skin. and have also used premethrin cream which seemed to work at first but it came back within a month. And have also had 3 diff. antibiotics. soooo Well see if any of these things pulls through and please you all should try some things too. Botanicals anything this is not cool.
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replied June 13th, 2010
It is NOT HERPES. If it was a form of herpes you would get it on your genitals, or anus..not your butt cheeks. You would know it it was Chicken Pox, & you would know if it was Shingles. The only other place you would get Herpes is your mucus membrane areas. This is most likely bug bites, boils, or infected hair follicles. Use a Hydro Cortisone cream for the itching & keep it well cleaned & dry. Ex foliating may help also. Do not panic unless you get it on your genitals, then you should see a doctor to see if it is Herpes. Also, if you get it elsewhere on your body it could be Scabies. You can look up photos of both Herpes & Scabies. If it is Herpes it will be just like a cold sore.
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replied August 16th, 2012
close but not quite
The above post is not an accurate one. Having studied herpes and antiviral medicatons for years I can tell you that hepetic lesions are not limited to the areas stated above. While HSV 1&2 are most commonly found in the mucosal membranes, mouth, genitals /anus they are not limited there. Fact is that almost everyone has a form of herpes virus in their system, only a small percentage of the population is symptomatic. In fact it is estimated that anywhere between 70 and 90% of adults have antibodies to HSV1.

If the bumps continually reoccur in the same place its quitely likely to be a form of herpes virus (of which there are 8 types common in humans). The reason it always comes back to the same place is that the virus will sit domant for periods of time and when triggered (stress, uv light, weakend immune system, et) it will follow the same nerve like a highway back to the skin/dermis.

In my opinion people overreact because of the sexual stigma associated with herpes, a disease that for all purposes is about as innocuous as they come and is not linked to any comorbidity, is often in asymptomatic and in most cases gets surpressed over time. Proof of this to me is that society doesnt make that big a deal about cold sores (hsv1) when hsv1 and hsv2 are essentially identical viruses that have affinity for certain sites. I get the feeling that most people would rather get heart disease or meningitis, diseases that can actually kill a person than any form of herpes. Weird.
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replied August 16th, 2012
close but not quite
The above post is not an accurate one. Having studied herpes and antiviral medicatons for years I can tell you that hepetic lesions are not limited to the areas stated above. While HSV 1&2 are most commonly found in the mucosal membranes, mouth, genitals /anus they are not limited there. Fact is that almost everyone has a form of herpes virus in their system, only a small percentage of the population is symptomatic. In fact it is estimated that anywhere between 70 and 90% of adults have antibodies to HSV1.

If the bumps continually reoccur in the same place its quitely likely to be a form of herpes virus (of which there are 8 types common in humans). The reason it always comes back to the same place is that the virus will sit domant for periods of time and when triggered (stress, uv light, weakend immune system, et) it will follow the same nerve like a highway back to the skin/dermis.

In my opinion people overreact because of the sexual stigma associated with herpes, a disease that for all purposes is about as innocuous as they come and is not linked to any comorbidity, is often in asymptomatic and in most cases gets surpressed over time. Proof of this to me is that society doesnt make that big a deal about cold sores (hsv1) when hsv1 and hsv2 are essentially identical viruses that have affinity for certain sites. I get the feeling that most people would rather get heart disease or meningitis, diseases that can actually kill a person than any form of herpes. Weird.
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replied July 12th, 2010
I've had the same issue appearing on just one cheek almost always in the exact same spot. After a lot of study and experimentation, I've deduced that the bumps only show up after consuming table sugar or products containing refined sugar. It is very difficult in modern day USA to avoid products containing refined sugar but as long as I steer clear of sugar, I'm rash free.

Also, using Dudu Osun Black soap by Tropical Naturals helped to eliminate the scarring. I ran into the soap while visiting Africa last year. Its basically a chemical peel in a soap and resurfaces the area over time.

Lastly, I've noticed that when I do forget and eat something with sugar in it and the bumps come on, they don't last as long if I take a pretty extreme weight loss supplement I use which I believe helps to flush the sugar based toxin (whatever it is) from my system. I wouldn't recommend that anyone do that however.

I wish someone would go see a dermatologist or gp and have the doc obtain a sample of the fluid produced in the bumps so we can see what it is. I would go, but I don't have any health benefits at the moment.
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replied August 2nd, 2011
I did have the fluid in mine tested more than once and they found... Nothing Sad
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replied July 12th, 2010
Also, when I first noticed that the bumps would occur after eating sugar, taking an antihistamine would get rid of them super fast. Then I would resume my regular sugar intake (because I love sugar!). But after a while, the antihistamine failed to have the same effect.
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