Possible Skin Conditions
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Adult, Male, Buttocks (Edit search)
Click the images on this page to see information about skin problems that can affect the buttocks in adults. As with any other large area of skin, many conditions can exist on the buttocks. The buttocks are prone to develop small infections around the hair follicles, called folliculitis. This infection can go away on its own or develop into more significant infections, like cellulitis or a furuncle (boil), the later of which need to be seen by a physician because they may need drainage or antibiotics. In people who are bed bound, a bed sore (decubitus ulcer) can easily develop over the buttocks if attention is not paid to the area. These sores can become quite large, causing severe infections and loss of skin and muscle. See the pictures below for these and other conditions affecting the adult male buttocks.