Any discomforts occurring on the buttock regions are commonly problematic, not only because of the embarrassment it may cause, but also because of the limited access we can produce toward the area. Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of infection on the buttock area—that is definitely harder to treat—any occurring discomforts should be handled properly and immediately. There are a number of different causes that may trigger buttock discomforts, including inflamed skin of the region. Telling the proper cause from the visible symptoms will enable you to perform proper healing treatments.
Observe the signs and symptoms
Multiple causes may be responsible for inflamed skin on your buttock. These causes can be triggered by a simple thing such as improper hygiene, but may also occur as a result of certain infectious or transmit diseases. As a result, the caused symptoms also vary, from the mildest to those more severe ones. The most common signs and symptoms that occur following inflamed skin on butt include:
- Red bumps and inflamed skin around the infection site.
- The bumps are hot to the touch and can sometimes be painful.
- Similar appearance of bumps with those resulted from insect bites.
More severe infection that develops from untreated inflamed skin on buttocks may show some symptoms, such as:
- Accumulated pus contained in the bumps.
- Elevating pain whenever you are seated.
- Recurrent bumps one after another.
- Spread infection.
Healing inflamed skin on buttocks
Most buttock discomforts can be healed at home using an intensive self-care. Inflamed buttock skin that is caused by rash or bacterial infection is indifferent. As long as you do not observe any severe signs and symptoms that last for a very long period or are recurrent, you might want to take care of buttocks inflamed skin at home.
- When showering, always rinse the inflamed area with water and mild soap. This will get rid of infesting bacteria and dirt that may cause worse inflammation. Avoid any scented and harsh soap during infection, especially if the rash is accompanied by itching and burning sensation.
- Inflamed skin on buttock regions caused by itching can be treated with corticosteroid—ointment containing steroids to reduce inflammation. If the swollen skin is extremely itching, you can put a warm compress on it, which will calm the nerves and reduce the sensation.
- Keep your buttocks clean and dry, especially if the inflammation is caused by bacterial infection. You also need to change your undergarment regularly, avoiding bacterial accumulation on the garments.
- During the infection, avoid wearing tight clothing, as it may trap sweat and may aggravate the swollen skin. Wear only breathable cotton clothing and undergarments, instead.
- If the bumps is accompanied by over-dry skin surrounding it, you might need to apply a good moisturizer regularly.
- If the inflamed skin is accompanied by red, itchy, and scaly patches, you might have got a fungal infection that can be treated using an anti-fungal ointment.
- Inflammation on buttock area that also causes small painful blisters may be caused by herpes. You will need to see a dermatologist for this. Antiviral medications thus will be prescribed as soon as possible, as herpes is highly contagious and may easily spread all over the skin areas.