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Pimples between legs


Question Posted Tuesday February 14 2006, 9:39 pm

Does anyone know what/how to get rid of pimples between legs? It would be the area where my legs rub together. They also scar.

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purpledragonfly answered Friday February 17 2006, 12:52 am:
try using baby powder or even diaper rash cream. most of the time they pop up because of the friction cause by walking or running combined with sweating. sometimes it is a result of shaving and ingrown hairs occurring.

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Nallie answered Thursday February 16 2006, 3:08 pm:
Usually these little pimples are caused by inflammed hair follicles. At night take a bath in water that is not too hot as so it doesn't irritate your skin. After bathing pat the area dry (don't rub) and apply triple antibiotic ointment. (if you are allergic to antibiotics ask the pharmacist if you should use the ointment) In the morning wash the area with mild soap and water and again pat dry. Apply gold bond or other medicated powder. Until the bumps are gone, don't wear jeans or shave that area. Wear clothes that are loose fitting and soft. If you must wear jeans you might try wearing cotton shorts under your jeans (such as boxers) that cover the area--and also make sure the jeans are not tight.
The key points. Decrease irritation and friction. Keep clean and dry. If it doesn't start to improve in a few days or the bumps worsen I recommend seeing your Dr. And avoid the other advice--don't pop them, this could cause them to get worse.

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Thief answered Thursday February 16 2006, 5:27 am:
you could always pop em, cuase they're just legs not like anyone's goona admnire or label you when it comes to legs. If all else fails you could put rubbing alcohol on it. Hope it helps

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Cj answered Tuesday February 14 2006, 11:47 pm:
powder it then wait a while.
these things go away with time.
or try anti chaffing cream.
or baby oil.

And try to keep the area dry. especially after you bathe.

Cj

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