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Old 11-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bumps On Inner Thighs And Buttock

Hi all,
For a number of years I have had reoccurring red-purplish bumps on the inside of my thighs and on my buttock (never bigger then a nickel in size, always raised-they often leave scars after they subside). Though they were annoying, at times painful and very unsightly they never bust (broke) or caused me any serious harm. I once spoke to an Md about the problem and was told I most likely had Hidradenitis Suppurative (HS), which could come as a result of the fact that I have a poor immune system due to other medical conditions.
However as of late I have been questioning that diagnosis, as my husband has started developing the same sort of large "boil" like bumps on his inner thighs. I know for a fact that neither of us has any STDs. It was my impression that HS is not a contagious condition, so I am wondering if it could be something like Folliculitis, molluscum contagiosum, or something due to Straphylococcus???
I have tried topical creams both medicated and over the counter, placing a hot, damp towel over the bump(s), wearing loose fitting clothes and using anti-bacterial soap, all to no avail.
It never really bothered me all that much, but no that I see my husband affected by what appears to be exactly the same thing I am rather concerned. Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated, thank-you in advance.

Cheers and Blessing
Jess

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Old 11-12-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Bumps On Inner Thighs And Buttock

Maybe is KP, keratosis pillaris (something like that). Clogged hair follicles. You can use a salacylic acid lotion like neutrogena. I had this only mine were smaller ones, sometimes they were larger ones like that. Mine are completely gone. It's worth trying for a month. Then if that does not work, I would talk to my derm and discuss other options.

 
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: Bumps On Inner Thighs And Buttock

hm, it doesn't sound like keratosis pilaris to me. I have that on my arms and the bumps are always very tiny, and there's no pain associated with them. I recommend you have a dermatologist check this out before trying anymore treatments yourself.

 
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