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HELP !! I have a serious case of butt acne! How do I get rid of it?

I'm at a loss on why this keeps happening. I have tried switching to cotton undies and I use pimple cream. Right now I have a ton of butt acne and I'm so embarrassed. If anyone can I help I would appreciate it. I have also tried neutrogena cleansing cloths and Clearasil acne cream. They help a little I keep having outbreaks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • proactive maybe? i use st ives apricot scrub for my face, that might help you. do you shave your butt? could it be ingrown hairs or hemmroids?

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:01 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Folliculitis is common on the buttocks. The look like small red dots with white centres. It can be caused by irritation but also sweat. Use a rough cloth in the shower to unplug the follicles. If they're more numerous, see your dematologist for some medication. Minocycline and clindamyacin are commonly used.

    Want to try a home remedy first?? Try rubbing alcohol. Swipe the area lightly with rubbing alcohol on a tissue. Use Benzagel overnight, washing it off in the shower in the morning. Careful with the Benzagel. Wear white undies. It stains coloured fabric.

    Answer by Ilovemychi at 5:06 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Proactive might help..... Also when I was on bed rest with my first born I got a lil case of this from sitting all the time it went away after I had him

    Answer by ALDmama at 5:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Try a baking soda and honey scrub. Mix to your liking and scrub away! Happy Buns!

    Answer by monkeyberry at 10:07 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Why don't you try the Avon Clearksin Professionals Acne Kit. It works really well at clearing up skin. Its very gentle too which is good for sensitive areas! use code fsany for free shipping. If you use that for about a month without results you might need to head to a doctor and rule out an infection in your skin, heat rash or folliculitis. GL!

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 10:45 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • The one thing that helped me was I quit wearing tight pants and shorts. I bought several long cotton "gyspy" skirts and skipped the underwear as much as possible. It felt odd at first, to not be wearing underwear, but now I prefer it! I don't have as much feminine odor to deal with and I don't have such horrible ingrown hairs at my bikini line. It took a few weeks for the butt zits to go away but it was so much easier to "breathe"!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

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