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My girlfriend just back from a week boat trip and now she

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my girlfriend just back from a week long boat trip and now she has these pimple like sores on her right butt cheek.she mentioned that someone said that someone else on the boat had a highly contagious disease or infection that causes sores like it. can
you please help I have a picture
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I am Dr. Hoellering and pleased to help you.

These pimples look like a simple staph infection. There is no general contagious disease that causes this picture of pimples (varicella, shingles, rubella etc. look completely different) and nothing is more likely than staph infection. There are different kinds of staphylococci, and some are, in fact, multresistant. But still a healthy person without open wounds will fight those successfully with desinfection ointment only.

So your girfriend should use skin desinfectants like Erisept CHG foam wash and dry the afflicted part with one way tissues. If it will nevertheless get worse or not better within a week, she should se a dermatologist. But I see no reason to worry.

I wish her a soon recovery!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you very much
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome! I thank you for a positive rating for my help.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

how is your girlfriend doing now?

I saw that you didn't rate my answer yet. Please be so kind to catch up on it. Without your positive (hopefully 5 star) rating your experts don't get any credit for their help. I am sure this is not what you want. Thank you very much!