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pimple-like bumps on thighs

Since I was very young, I have had these small, pimple like bumps on my thighs. They look like blackheads, but they only become sores when I try to pop them. I have never had acne on my face, or any other body part, not even as a teenager, but my outer thighs have always had bumps on them. I've tried every ointment and skin treatment out there with no success. I did find, however, that when I tan in a tanning bed, they seem to go away. I know I can't stay in the tanning bed, so please help...I would love to be able to wear a skirt before I turn 35.
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Hello,
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough,but it looks like folliculitis. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.
Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph).
Pls keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing and if you have any additional queries.




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