Pimples in the anus: why they come out and how to remove them


The presence of pimples in the anus is a relatively common pathology that has different levels of severity depending on their origin and degree of development. Stinging, itching, inflammation or pain in the anal and perianal area are some of its symptoms before which a medical consultation will always be necessary to diagnose the causes of the pimples and establish the pertinent treatment.

Pimples in the anus why they come out and how to remove them

Sometimes, the existence of pimples in the anus causes mild discomfort in everyday gestures such as sitting or evacuating, but in others, it causes such intense pain that it makes it difficult even to walk. To this we must add that, when appearing in such an intimate area, there are many people who try to endure these discomforts without looking for a solution because they feel discomfort or shame when talking about the subject. Therefore, in. we want to clarify some initial doubts, so we tell you why they come out and how to remove the pimples in the anus with medical treatments and natural remedies.

Why pimples come out in the anus

The grains that occur, either in the inner zone of the anus itself or in the perianal area, can have a diverse appearance and a variable evolution. It is important to know why they come out to be able to cure them, but also to rule out other pathologies such as hemorrhoids, or warts or nodules that could be indicative of benign or malignant tumors. Among the main causes of pimples in the anus, the most common are:

Alteration or obstruction of a gland

Inside the anal canal there are a series of glands that fulfill different functions, including keeping the area properly lubricated to facilitate evacuation. Different reasons, mainly the presence of microorganisms of bacterial origin, can cause these glands to become infected or obstructed, causing a perianal abscess that occurs in the form of a ‘cavity' or purulent pimple.


Occasionally, pimples that appear in the perianal area and even on the genitals may be due to inflammation of the hair follicles of the hair in the area. A defective shave, which has caused a small wound can be the trigger of the pimple. Folliculitis can also be seborrheic, that is, have its origin in an accumulation of fat or moisture in the area. It usually occurs, for example, when wearing underwear that is too tight and not very breathable.


Any infection, viral or bacterial, that may originate in the anus or perianal area can cause the presence of pimples. It is also common for them to occur when there is an internal infection, such as a urine infection. Adequate hygiene, in these cases, is essential to prevent this type of pathology.

Sexually transmitted diseases

Especially if unprotected anal sex is performed, the appearance of pimples on the anus can be a symptom of some kind of infection. The human papillomavirus (HPV) or those included in the group of poxviruses (which trigger what is known as molluscum contagiosum) can cause the appearance of pimples.


It is not an all-too-frequent cause, but allergies and intolerances, especially food allergies, can manifest themselves in the form of skin conditions, also in the perianal area.

Crohn's disease

As we have indicated, the presence of pimples in the anus should always involve a consultation with the specialist because it can be a symptom of diseases that affect the digestive system and, more specifically, the intestine. Especially if the pimples in the anus are added to other symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or fever, you have to find out the cause because it could be an undiagnosed Crohn's disease. Fistula

A fistula is a pathology that basically occurs when there is an abnormal connection between the skin of the rectum and the inner part of the anus. It is a small fissure through which pus, bloody or even fecal elements find exit. These substances can also be stored forming an abscess, which should be treated as quickly as possible.

Dermal pathology

Sometimes a pimple in the anus is just that, a pimple, just like the one that can appear on another part of our body or even on the face. Also, in the perianal area there may be pruritus, small grains without pus that cause stinging. It is a harmless dermal condition that is usually treated with simple topical remedies.

How to cure pimples in the anus – Medical treatment

A common treatment applicable to all types of grains cannot be established, because this will always depend on various factors, but in general, medical treatments to cure pimples in the anus are divided into: Antibiotics

When the doctor determines that the cause that causes the appearance of a painful pimple is a bacterial infection, he will most likely prescribe a treatment based on antibiotics that manage to fight and eliminate it. It can be an ingested medicine or a topical ointment. All this accompanied by the essential measures of extreme hygiene that avoid reinfections.


Especially in cases where the pimple presents as a painful abscess and with a significant amount of accumulated pus, it may be necessary to make a small incision, using surgical methods, that allows drainage of the affected area to remove in depth and safely any remaining infection and postsurvey

In pimples in the anus caused by fistulas or obstruction of any of the glands of the anus, surgery may become the most recommended option to remove the root grain and tackle the problem at its source.

Pimples can also appear in the intimate area and cause a lot of discomfort. In our article How to cure pimples on the vulva we tell you how to relieve and eliminate them quickly.

Home remedies for pimples in the anus

If you notice an inflamed area in the anus or perianal area, you should pay maximum attention to its evolution and possible symptoms, going to the doctor if necessary.

Anyway, if it is just a grain and causes you discomfort, there are also some home remedies that can relieve them without posing any risk. Among the most recommended are:

Seating bathrooms

In the bidet, in a basin or directly in the bathtub, try to put warm water – hot and a handful of fat salt. This simple preparation is perfect for soaking the area where you have the painful pimple. Not only will you carry out the necessary cleaning, but also, hot water has a dilating effect that relieves the area and can help the grain drain on its own. After the bath, it is necessary to dry very well and remove the possible secretions with the help of a sterilized gauze. NOTE: Make sure it is a grain and not a pile. In case of hemorrhoids, sitz baths with hot water are not advisable.

Essential oils

Aloe vera and tea tree are two essential oils that, due to their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, are especially advisable as natural remedies for grains in the anus.

After cleaning the area, apply a few drops of any of these oils, always diluted in a neutral oil, with the help of gauze or cotton. As a neutral oil you can use, for example, olive oil. Leave on for a few minutes and remove. You will notice the improvement in a few days.

Chamomile poultice

Again, it is the anti-inflammatory properties of this plant that make it a good remedy to relieve the discomfort of grains. Make an infusion of chamomile, let it cool and soak some gauze or cotton cloth with it. Apply for a few minutes on the affected area. Discomfort will be reduced and so will inflammation.

If, in addition to pimples in the anus, you also have pimples on the buttocks, in this article we tell you how to remove pimples from the buttocks and what you can do to keep the skin of the area clean of imperfections.

How to avoid pimples in the anus

It is true that genetics influences and there are people who seem to have a greater predisposition to suffer from this pathology, but as a general rule, some healthy practices and habits can help avoid pimples in the anus.

  • Extreme hygiene measures in the intimate area to prevent any possible infection caused by external agents. Take special care when using public toilets.
  • Wear comfortable and breathable underwear. Garments that are too tight and in fabrics that retain sweat and / or moisture could favor the appearance of grains.
  • Follow a balanced diet in which there is not enough fiber missing, essential to avoid problems such as constipation that may be related to the appearance of fissures and pimples in the anus (and also hemorrhoids).
  • Dry the genital area very well after a swim in the sea or in the pool to avoid the presence of moisture and do not stay longer than necessary with the wet swimsuit on.
  • Use protection (condom) in your sexual intercourse.


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