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I've had these bumps for months! They're not sore, don't itch, aren't uncomfortable or anything. They just look ugly. I am a bit of a hypochondriac. I googled these and to me they closely resemble "miliaria rubra with pustules" or heatrash. I must note that i do wear the same jeans every day, I wash them on the weekend and I have put on a lot of weight in the past 11 months (new relationship comfort woo!), I sweat a lot more than usual. Has anyone got these or know what it might be? I've ruled out herpes because as I said, these have been there for months and months! They are hard/pimple like to the touch. no other symptoms associated and only in the area on my butt cheeks. it might be worth noting I get hemorroids too, not sure if they could be related at all. image

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    u have molluscum

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      Hi Kim, thanks for replying. How could I have got it? My boyfriend doesn't have it, and I haven't cheated/been with anyone else. It's on my bottom, a part that when I sit touches the surface. Could I have got it from someone's seat or toilet seat if they had not long left the area? I don't understand! It hasn't really spread. I don't feel overly concerned. Should i be worried?

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      u get it from skin to skin contact with someone who has it or by sharing towels etc it only lives outside the body for about 2 hours so wearing someone elses clothes after they have worn them or drying on someone elses towel shower sponges things like that

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      the fluid inside them is wat makes them spread try not to burst or scratch them it usually can take 6 months to 2, years to get rid of it there are treatments but there quite harsh

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      u need to be washin your clothes after they have been worn also need to wash your bedding on a hot wash also dont share towels wash after use dont use a sponge or anything to wash your body with or discard after use

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      Hi Kim,

      About 3 them (closure to the buttcrack) have become like inflamed pimples (I am prone to all kinds of acne!) but they have become sore and swollen, and pus-filled - basically resembling a pimple as mentioned above. I have read that this is a good sign that my immune system is fighting off the virus but I just wanted your opinion.

      They have not spread or anything, and I am careful with touching them and other parts of my body.

      I have also read sometimes it is not necessary to go to a dr because they go away on their own but I would surely like to speed up the process!

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    Thanks Kim, I'll do all that. Now I know what it is, I'll do what I can to stop it getting worse. I'll wait it out. They aren't affecting me much...

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