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Question about acne/ keratosis on my buttocks

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Question about acne/ keratosis on my buttocks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

do you have a pic?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
here you go! These started like the bumps you see all over my buttocks (keratosis?) I picked at them (I know I shouldn't) and now it is irritated
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Its not painful or itchy, just kind of there
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

It is a skin infection now

probably staph

you need an oral antibiotic to take care of it.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do I absolutely need antiobiotics? Is it contagious? Do you think its from the keratosis bumps?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Yes, you do. No it is not contagious.

Yes, I think it is from the bumps but they got infected

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thank you. I will go to the doctor on monday.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

welcome :)

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I appreciate it

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

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