Re: Red itchy bumps on bum. Herpes?
Sorry to say, but likely herpes. They typically heal within one week to ten days. Herpes outbreaks are one sided, left or right, and they itch first, sometimes tingle or feel hypersensitive, produce red bumps that usually blister then ulcerate, which is when they are most painful, especially with showering. You can get HSV1 in genital area and HSV2 around mouth, opposite of what usually occurs. You should get it confirmed by Dr, so you can get an antiviral Rx to take next time it occurs, and practice sfae sex so your partner doesn't get it in genital area.