I Have Small Red Bumps on my Buttocks?

Right now I am in the 10th grade and I suffer from red bumps which are flat on my buttocks (not white heads). It doesn't look like acne and I tried using proactive on it, but it didn't do anything. If anything it just made things worse. Lately I have been washing it with a body wash and it seems to be doing alright, but it still hasnt gone away. When i take a shower they are also more visible. (ive had this for about 4 years) I dont have any red bumps anywhere besides my butt. Please help!

Doctor Answers 2

Red bumps

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Hi Jessica,

It sounds like you might have a simple skin condition that happens in people with sensitive skin, called keratosis pilaris. This most common locations are the thighs, butt, and/or back of arms. You can go to the store and get a lotion called Am-Lactin or U-Lactin (not a prescription), used daily on the area to help smooth out these bumps. The lotions do not smell the greatest, but they work really well. Otherwise, you may have folliculitis of the area, meaning inflammation of the hair follicles, in which a simple prescription antibiotic lotion would help. It is best to see a dermatologist, so they can see the rash and better determine what is going on. I hope that helps!

Madison Dermatologic Surgeon

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Hi Jessica,

Best to speak with your Mom or Dad about it and ask them to take you to a dermatologist.  Most likely it is nothing serious and you will be given a cream or lotion to take care of the rash.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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