Having Bump on Buttcrack? All The Things You Need to Know

You saw some bumps in buttcrack while you were enjoying your shower. You are also facing difficulties while sitting due to these bumps! So,  you are wanting to scratch those bumps. Please do not do that! 

So, are you worried about bump on buttcrack?

Small bumps on the buttcrack are quite common and not dangerous. These can be caused due to different reasons. Sometimes these bumps can be very uncomfortable. Don’t worry! They also have different treatments which are easy to follow.

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Don’t fret anymore. I have discussed the causes and treatment of bump in buttcrack thoroughly. Let’s not wait anymore. Just dig into the article, surely you will not regret it.

Wearing tight clothes limits air movement. So, you easily feel sweaty due to skin-hugging clothes. Sweat and tight jeans cause friction resulting in a bump on the buttcrack.

What is Bump in Buttcrack?

The region between your gluteal cleft in your buttcrack. Or simply it’s the area between your but cheeks. 

A bump can be of different sizes and shapes. It can be like a zit or even like a pimple. Some of them may contain pus in them. 

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They also vary according to color. It can be red, brown, blue, or even yellow. The bump can match your skin color also! 

If the bumps on your buttcrack become very large, don’t wait anymore. Visit the nearby doc as soon as possible. 

Causes of Bump in Buttcrack

You can have bumps on your buttcrack due to various issues. Some of the common causes are discussed in next portion. 

Friction Around Buttcrack 

I understand how much you love your tight jeans! But frequently wearing this type of clothing leads to bump formation on the buttcrack. 

Wearing tight clothes limits air movement. So, you easily feel sweaty due to skin-hugging clothes. Sweat and tight jeans cause friction resulting in a bump on the buttcrack. 

You are sitting continuously in the same place for a long time. The reason might be due to your classes or your desk jobs. But sitting for a prolonged period causes friction on your butt. Thus you feel a bump on the buttcrack!

Excess body weight creates an extra fold of skin. Friction in this fold results in bumps. 

The overweight people have skin folds around the buttcrack. Hence, the bumpy buttcrack is common for them. 

Minor Injuries 

Sporty people face minor injuries due to falling on their butts. These injuries irritate the buttcrack. You might have a bumpy buttcrack due to these irritations. 

Sports that usually cause bumps are: 

  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Hockey

You can get minor injuries on your buttcrack through other events. Such situations are: 

  • Slip-on your butt while running.
  • Accidentally run into a pointed area of any type of furniture.
  • Get shot by sharp-pointed objects.

Bacterial Infections 

The common bacteria to cause infection is Staphylococcus aureus. This can provoke bumps anywhere in the body. 

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Staphylococcus aureus can effortlessly penetrate your body. These bacteria principally enter through an insignificant wound in your body.

As a consequence, you can feel a bump in your buttcrack.

Moles on Your Buttcrack

You saw the bump on your buttcrack is blackish or brownish. These are moles in your buttcrack. Moles are formed due to the growth of pigment cells in batches. The pigment cells are melanocytes. 

Eczema causes dryness of the skin. This often results in cracks in the skin. 

Generally, these are not harmful. They are also not sensitive. But sometimes these moles rapidly keep enlarging. At that time, you must call upon your doctor.

Keratosis Pilaris 

The protein that gives protection to your skin is keratin. The excess build-up of keratin is Keratosis Pilaris. 

The extra keratin causes blockage of hair follicles opening. Hence, the formation of bumpy skin happens. While you touch these bumps you will feel like you are touching sandpaper!

The usual territory of bumps are: 

  • Buttcrack
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Cheeks

Folliculitis 

You have pimples like bumps on your buttcrack! No doubt, these pimples are due to infection of hair follicles on your butt area. This condition is Folliculitis

This circumstance is not risky. But it can cause itchiness around your bump. Occasionally the bump may become large and swollen. At that time visit the doctor as soon as possible. 

Eczema 

You’re having tiny bumps with patchy and itchy skin around your buttcrack. This indicates eczema. 

Eczema causes dryness of the skin. This often results in cracks in the skin. 

The causative factors of eczema are: 

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  • Scented cleansing wipes
  • Harsh use of toilet paper
  • Fragrance enriched detergent
  • Uncomfortable fabrics

Allergic Reactions 

Bumps on your buttcrack can be due to allergic reactions. These reactions are due to the fact of having food allergies. 

You should avoid food that can cause you allergies. 

The criteria of bumps for allergic reactions are: 

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  • They will be more raised. 
  • Some are swollen. 
  • They are pink in a light tone people. 
  • Appear hyperpigmented in dark skin. 

Means to Deal with Bump on Buttcrack 

Bumps on the buttcrack are quite unpleasant things. You must want to care for them. So, we have discussed some ways to treat them. 

Wash the Area Regularly 

Washing your buttcrack regularly helps you to have unclogged pores. It prevents the accumulation of dirt, oil, or sweat. 

The hair follicles won’t get infected easily if you wash regularly. An important point to note, you should NEVER BE AGGRESSIVE while washing. Gently wash your buttcrack with unscented soap. 

Always take a shower every time you go to the gym or do a regular workout. As a result, bacteria can’t grow on your buttcrack. 

Don’t Use Scrub or Loofah 

People use a loofah or scrub for exfoliation of their skin. But these are pretty harsh to your skin. 

You should stop using a loofah or scrub on your buttcrack. 

Instead, you can use a soft cotton cloth. You may also use such wash clothes which are gentle to your skin. This will exfoliate your butt skin without any discomfort. 

Scratching the bumps pop them. As a result, bumps may spread the infection. So, you can have another bump where the infection will spread. 

Wear Loose Clothes 

Wearing loose clothes eases the air to move. You feel fresher and less sweaty. As less sweat is in your buttcrack, so bacteria can’t grow in there. 

Choose the fabric that does not enrage your skin. Always go for comfortable ones. Like: 

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  • Cotton 
  • Linen
  • Any other breathable clothing

You should not wear the same clothes for a long duration. Avoid wearing the same clothes after the workout. Also, choose relaxed and comfortable undies.

Moisturize Your Buttcrack 

Eczema causes dryness of your butt skin. At that time you should use a moisturizer. 

Criteria of the moisturizer should be: 

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  • It should be bland. 
  • Not very heavy. 
  • Free from any allergens. 
  • Should be unscented. 
  • Should not be greasy.

Don’t Scratch Your Bumps  

I know it’s very uneasy to have bumps on the buttcrack. If it’s itchy you most probably want to scratch it. But please do not do this! 

Scratching the bumps pop them. As a result, bumps may spread the infection. So, you can have another bump where the infection will spread. 

Maintain A Healthy Style 

If you are overweight you should shed the extra 

kilos. Hence, there will be fewer skin folds around your buttcrack. Less friction, less the possibility of bumps on that area. 

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Eat a balanced diet and plenty of water. This way you can lose weight. And who is already in a healthy weight range can maintain weight this way. 

Use Over the Counter Products 

Pimple-like bumps can be easily treated. You can use over-the-counter products like benzoyl peroxide. It’s best for treating folliculitis. 

Prescription isn’t necessary to buy this. You can get it easily in your nearby drugstore. You can also use over the counter creams containing:

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  • Glycolic acid or 
  • Salicylic acid or
  • Lactic acid.

Over-the-counter creams gently exfoliate your skin. They also moisturize your butt skin. 

Using a Warm Compress 

To drain pus containing bumps you can use a warm washcloth. Hence, your follicles will open by using a warm compress. 

Note that, always wash the buttcrack area after applying a warm compress.

You can use this sitz bath 2-3 times a day for getting relief from itchiness.

Applying Natural Products 

Some natural products like tea tree oil, turmeric, and vinegar are very useful for treating bumps. 

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties. It can help to remove the bumps due to bacterial infection. It also improves skin condition. 

Turmeric is very effective against Staphylococcus aureus. As it contains curcumin. 

Applying a paste of turmeric mixed with water is great for treating bumps. But you might get a yellowish tint in that area. 

Vinegar or acetic acid is commonly used in households. You can have a warm bath with one cup of this. It helps to keep the bumps away and the skin of the butt clear as ever! 

Try Sitz Bath 

A sitz bath can give you relief if you have itchy bumps. 

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The process of it is as follow: 

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  • Fill the sitz bath bowl or bathtub with warm water from another container. 
  • The water should reach your buttcrack. 
  • Sit in the warm water for 10 to 20 minutes. Don’t use very hot water. 
  • Get up from the bathtub or bowl set on the toilet very slowly.
  • If you are feeling dizzy, hold the near wall. You can also ask your family members or close friends to help you in getting up.
  • Gently pat your buttcrack dry with a clean cotton towel. Please don’t rub the region.
  • Then wash your hands and apply any ointments if recommended.
  • Washing the bathtub or sitz bath bowl with soap and water is a must after every  use.
  • You can use this sitz bath 2-3 times a day for getting relief from itchiness.

When to Visit a Doctor? 

If you find the bumps are severe and persistent you can always visit your doctor. They will give the medication according to the cause of the butt bump. 

The circumstances when you should visit a doctor are: 

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  • When the bump is extremely swollen.
  • It feels very painful when touching the bump.
  • Bleeding from the bumps.
  • If the bumps on the buttcrack remain for a long time.

The FAQs About Bump in Buttcrack

What is meant by pilonidal cyst? 

Pilonidal cyst is found at the top of your buttcrack. This cyst is an abnormal skin pocket filled with pus. It can also contain blood. It’s a painful cyst. It is caused by a skin infection. 

How can I lighten the pigmentation in my butt area? 

Find a moisturizer with lactic acid to gently exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation can easily lighten the buttcrack. In hyperpigmented buttcrack, you can use hydroquinone at 4% concentration. Or use the brightener recommended by your doctor. 

Can I remove persistent bumps on the buttcrack? 

Yes, you can remove persistent bumps with help of surgery. There are now many processes for removing bumps on the buttcrack. Consult with your physician for which method you want to follow for removing them.

End Words 

Bumps on buttcrack are not always something terrible. But you should not ignore them if they exist for a long period. And also their shapes and sizes change dramatically. 

You should consult with your doctor at that time. And follow the doc’s advice. 

The pandemic isn’t over yet though, be sure to wear your mask. Wash your hands accordingly. Stay healthy and safe.

Anika Binte Asad

Anika Binte Asad

I am 4th year student from Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh. Trying to explore medical arena more through writing content. In my free time, I like to watch K dramas and anime. Hope people of any sector will be benefited from my content.

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