Rush/sore in my buttock and I am freaking out

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I was talking a shower today and found this rush/sores in the upper part of my buttock. I am extremely active and it might be from friction but i am unsure. It does not hurt or hitch. Maybe a fungal infection? Is this what herpes looks like sometimes? The picture was taken with flash so the colors are more intense than in reality. Please let me know if you have any idea of what it might be.




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    Hi Julian, have you tried treating it at all? I think that in view of where it is, I would go & see the Practice Nurse & ask her to dress it for you & advise you whether or not you should see your GP.

    Keep it clean & dry, using something like a Melolin dressing, that has a shiny non stick film on one side & gauze on the other. The shiny film goes next to the wound. Then just tape it with micropore or similar but go & see the nurse.

    How long have you had it? It doesn't look infected.

    Good luck.

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      Hi mrsmop,

      Thank you for your quick and helpful response. I have not, but I am certainly following your suggestions. I just noticed it yesterday. So I like to think that only one day but it could be longer as it is asymptomatic. It is worth mentioning that I pulled my lower back/ upper buttock exactly three weeks ago which forced me to stay in bed for 4 days. So maybe I hurt it during my recovery.

      Thanks again,


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    If you stayed in bed for 4 days then it's probably a bed sore typical of the elderly .

    There are several types of patches as smsrsop suggested , tegaderm is a popular 1.

    Other remedies can be Manuka honey or a simple lips chapstick if it's 100% natural.

    Get well.

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