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“Awkward” Acne: What Causes Pimples On The Butt And How To Get Rid Of Them At Home

Date August 30, 2018 13:16

Acne is a common skin problem, which can cause a lot of inconvenience and anxiety. Even when acne is localized to places less visible than the face, there is nothing pleasant about it.

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Today, we will try to understand what causes pimples to appear on the buttocks and how to get rid of them at home.

The causes of buttocks acne

1. An allergic reaction

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Very often, pimples on the posterior appear as a result of allergies to colored toilet paper, synthetic underwear, and scented pads. In some cases, a rash can be your organism’s reaction to medicinal drugs — antibiotics, group В vitamins, etc.

2. A change in the hormonal background

Disorders in the synthesis of hormones often lead to various rashes. A hormonal imbalance can be caused by:

  • obesity;
  • hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism;
  • pregnancy;
  • diabetes;
  • the onset of menopause;
  • progesterone and estrogen containing contraceptives.

3. Digestive system disorders

Some intestinal infections and gastrointestinal diseases can also provoke the appearance of pimples on the buttocks. In this case, they will look like a shallow rash of bright red color. These include the following conditions:

  • proctitis;
  • intestinal flu;
  • colitis;
  • intestinal dysbiosis;
  • chronic gastritis;
  • duodenitis;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • chronic cholecystitis;
  • biliary dyskinesia;
  • different forms of intestinal obstruction.

4. Poor hygiene

First of all, this is about hygienic intimate washing and clean sheets and underwear. Clean the skin of the perineum and the anorectal area after each bowel evacuation. For this, a warm water and a special intimate hygiene product should be used. After washing, it is necessary to dry the skin with a clean towel in the direction from front to back. Change underwear daily, sheets – every 3-4 days.

How to cure buttocks acne at home

In most cases, acne in this area is of a non-infectious nature and can be easily cured at home using anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and disinfectant ointments. Apply them 1-2 times a day after intimate washing.

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The following drugs can be used to treat pimples on the buttocks:

  • panthenol;
  • salicylic ointment;
  • salicylic-zinc paste;
  • combined ointments containing antibacterial components (antibiotics) and local anti-inflammatory hormones.

How to prevent acne on the buttocks

To eliminate and prevent butt acne, you should review your habits and make some adjustments in your lifestyle.

1. Healthy nutrition

Give up harmful food and make sure that your diet contains such useful products as cereals, fruit, and vegetables. A dietary regimen is no less important: it is desirable to eat at the same time, frequently, and in small portions. This facilitates the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, in particular, the outflow of bile.

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2. Hygiene

Get a hypoallergenic shower gel or at least baby soap without perfumes and surface active agents. Shower twice a day. After cleaning, it is recommended to apply moisturizing cream on the skin of the buttocks.

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3. Underwear and clothes

Go with cotton underwear. Also get rid of nylon pantyhose, tight jeans, and leggings.

We draw your attention to the fact that it is important to find the cause of buttocks acne before starting treatment. The best way to do so is to consult a professional. However, compliance with the rules of hygiene, proper nutrition, and no synthetic fibers will be good for you in any case!

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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