I'm and 18 yr old guy. I went to the doctors a few weeks ago for another reason that I’m going to talk about, but I brought up the fact (to him) that it looked like I had acne all over my legs and thighs. He eventually told me that they were ingrown hairs.
I don’t shave my legs or anything like that, it’s just that because I have fairly hairy legs, my pants are constantly rubbing against my legs and wearing down the hair. I’m assuming when their hair grows back, it’s becoming ingrown. But I mean they are all over my thighs.. I can’t even run my finger nail from my knee (which has them too) to my stomach without feeling bumps from it. From reading other people’s posts it seems they have only a few visual bumps but my legs are covered in what looks to be acne. And what’s worse is, I’m going back to school this Monday and I take 2 gym classes. The last thing I need is people thinking my legs are covered in pimples if you know what I mean.
All I was told by the doctor was to use polysporin (an anti-bacterial cream). Is that going to work? Cause it doesn’t seem to. I don’t know what do to. I’d try going back to the doctors, but I don’t know if it’s a big enough concern to pay a visit.
They do hurt quite a lot especially on my inner thighs when they rub together. What can I do to actually maybe prevent this from happening rather than healing it? Like I said, I don’t shave, so I can’t switch razors or a movement of shaving because I simply don’t. Anyone have any answers, please help me out!
I’m really desperate! Thanks