Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
Why do I break out on my rear?
longhornmom3113 posted:
I've been struggling lately with pimples on my rear. It is consistently happening and I tried not eating cheese and I've tried using acne stuff. Nothing is helping. They also leave purple spots. Is this normal and is there anything I can do for it?
An_207856 responded:
I am having the same issue. I thought it was related to my intestinal problems. I have had gastric by-pass surgery and it has been discovered that I have an overgrowth of good bacteria in my intestines. One doctor said that this could be causing the pimples. However, they are not exactly true pimples. I have been to several different specialists with no concrete answers. I hope someone knows something about this.
Susan Evans, MD responded:
Dear longhornmom3113,

You don't say how long you have been struggling with this issue.

You need to remember that acne is not caused by what you eat. it is caused by hormones, and you must remember that adults get acne. It is not just a teenage problem.

Keeping your skin clean is a good thing to do, but it will not keep acne from erupting.

I recommend that you go to your dermatologist. There are a number of ways to treat adult acne that will help you with your problem and make you feel better about yourself. Over the counter acne products are sometimes helpful, but it sounds as though you need something different.


Dr. Evans
Msbbzone responded:
I had this problem also my doctor said it was sensitive skin, It started during menopause as if it was hormonal.
It seem to be a moisture problem I also tryed just about every thing.
I now use Olay Ultra Moisture soap (yellow and white pack) and Malibu hemp moisturizer .
Use the hemp for a week and bath daily with this soap.
This worked for me I do not break out any more.
Hope this works for you.
tlynn79 responded:
My mom had an issue that sounds to be like what your talking about and she found out that wheat was the culprate. She has cut back alot on her bread, pasta, and other daily intake of wheat and is not having such a problem.
Susan Evans, MD replied to tlynn79's response:
This is a good observation. There are some people who develop acne symptoms from foods to which they have an allergy. Avoidance is the best course of action.

Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Eczema - Part IExpert
Dear Readers, Of all the skin conditions I see, the most frustrating for both me and my patients has to be eczema. The most common form ... More
Was this Helpful?
24 of 31 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.