Im 25 and have the same exact problem It has been consistently getting worse. I dont go to the beach or ever wear shorts because of that problem. I ordered the sulfur soap right after reading this today. Have your results improved since the last photo?
sorry took so long to reply but yeah it has improved a little but now i'm trying to fade those pesky dark marks
My bf had the same problem, but in his beard area. Folliculitis. I found an awesome sulfur/3% salycilic acid soap online, called SAL3 (www.SAL3.com). They make the soap themselves, and it only has a few ingredients (more is NOT better when it comes to ingredients in your face products). They offer free shipping, each bar of soap is less than $6 and a bar lasts for at least 3+ months when used daily. It worked WONDERS on my bf's Folliculitis, the bumps are gone, the itchies are gone and the skin tone where the bumps used to be is even.
Zinc oxide, in cream/lotion, at a high % (20%+) will relieve itching and reduce inflammation & swelling. The best version I've found is Desitin in the purple container (yes, the diaper cream, you'll find it in the baby care aisle at any drug store), it has the highest % of zinc oxide. It is extremely thick & creamy and the white residue will not rub in completely, ever, don't bother trying. It's not supposed to fully absorb, but is to remain on the surface of the skin as a barrier. Luckily, this will be on your thighs, so not readily visible. Apply as many times a day as needed. Don't apply too thick, or it will just be a spackled mess. It's difficult to wash off skin, but with soap, it should come off. In all reality, you really don't need to remove the zinc oxide, as it isn't occlusive.
thanks for the story i will definitely try the soap and cream and see how it goes
I have had this problem for as long as I can remember...it seems to get worse during the summer days..i went to an infectious disease specialist...not to say that this condition is an infectious disease....but she stated that my body was colonized by staphylococcus bacterium and that I needed to decolonize...she informed me to buy a over the counter antiseptic cleanser named HIBICLENS I am to bath my entire body with it twice daily and also she prescribed an antibaciterial cream bactroban which I am to apply twice daily to the affected area being my thighs...I am starting this out today so I will let everyone know of the results I am desperate at this point....having thigh acne is so discouraging...I am ashamed to engage In sexually encounters due to it ......I have been told people don't care....but I know that is a lie cause I care...its ugly and I pray to God this treatment works
of course she informed me also to only wear breathable cotton clothing...I am not to shave and or was since this introduces more bacteria in the pores and also creates in grown hairs and irritates the skin causing it to become inflamed...as an alternative to shaving she said consider getting laser her removal or use a dissolving agent such as nair or veet to get rid of the hairs.....and after I have decolonized for 2- 3 months with the hibiclens and bactroban cream I am to only use antiseptic and antimicrobial soaps such as dial and carboic or detol soap
definitely keep me posted on if the treatment works or not