A woman who wears a wet, tight bikini all day may develop a pain in the ass.



(1) presence of one or more painful nodules in the lower buttocks

(2) history of wearing a swimsuit in the past few days (usually 3 to 5)

(3) difficulty sitting


Risk factors:

(1) wearing a tight swimsuit

(2) presence of moisture

(3) recurrent abrasion or prolonged sitting

(4) exposure over many hours


Preventive measures:

(1) avoid all of the risk factors

(2) remove the swimsuit and apply an absorbent powder


Therapeutic measures may include:

(1) Avoiding swimwear and tight clothing for 10-14 days.

(2) Therapy with systemic antibiotics.

(3) Application of topical antibiotics used for acne.


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