Q. Why does my daughter get bumps on her buttocks when she sweats a lot?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 06, 2017

Hi doctor,

My child keeps getting these bumps. The doctor tested for bacteria and fungus, but both were negative. Any ideas on what this could be? It does not bother her at all. It is itching now, but it goes away when I put Triamcinolone ointment on it. But, I do not want to keep using that since it thins the skin. Any thoughts on this? The child is highly active. She plays hockey and sweats a lot. It seems to be worse after hockey.



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I need the following information:

  1. What are the other areas affected?
  2. What is the complaint in the area? Is it burning or itching?
  3. Exactly how long it has been there?
  4. Also, send photographs of other affected areas?


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Hi doctor,

Thank you for replying. There are no other affected areas, and it is just on the butt. It has been cleared with different creams, but then a few days later, it comes back.



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  • There is no need to apply Triamcinolone. Your child is suffering from buttock folliculitis. It is a superficial inflammation of hair follicle present in buttocks because of excessive sweating and friction.
  • Just keep the area dry in order to prevent these. I suggest trying Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 gel. It is safe and can be applied for long.

Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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