Inner thighs feel like they're going to tear

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hi I've noticed recently that I've been developing red stretch marks on the top of my inner thighs and in the area it feels as if the skin is going to tear if it drags on something, like if I'm sitting down and shift slightly, it is quite painful and worrying. I'm just wondering if this is due to the steroid ointment as I've read that it can cause the stretch marks. I haven't put on any weight so they're not due to weight gain. Also is there any way to help with the tearing feeling, maybe some type of moisturiser? I'm not too bothered about the stretch marks, but I think that they are causing then pain, like the skin is really thin in that area. The only thing is I don't put the steroid cream on my thighs, but I don't know if a little bit is rubbing of each time I put it on 

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    Hi Jessicat,

    I am older...73 and over weight too.  My thighs rub...if only I would lose weight!!  However, to combat that I use cornstarch, with a powder puff.  It keeps the area dry and slippery...no friction.  Maybe it will help you too.  I love this forum...it is helpful to all of us with LS.

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    All I can think of - You could try coconut oil on the stretch marks.  Otherwise perhaps emu oil.  Emu oil has vitamine E added, which heals.  

     

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    Thanks. For the replays, yeah I've heard so many people praise coconut oil so I might give it a try, do you just use it as it is? Or have to combine it with something? 
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    Hi Jessica. I also find my inner thighs get red with a lumpy rash. I useE45 moisturiser lotion. It does seem to help.

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    It doesn't sound like anything to do with the ointment. Looking back on my summer of bad thighs, it was stress, sugar, and lots of uncomfortable sex. And stress. Eventually it just cleared up. Refrigerated aloe vera juice felt good on them.
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    Hi Jessicat,

    I haven't had exactly the sme symptons as you, but I've had a lot of trouble with my inner thighs since I started using steroid cream. Thinning white skin, severe burning sensations etc.  My gynae said she didn't think It could be the steroid cream as it is supposed to combat soreness but I never had the symptons till I started using it.  I do find that at night when I get hot in bed, creams etc migrate from the vulval area to the thighs with the persperation.  What I do now, is put some sore of barrier cream, Vaseline, Aloe Vera, etc all over my inner thighs before I use the steroid cream elsewhere.  Hey Presto !!  my thighs are much improved, look much better and don't burn anymore.  Worth a try!!

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      Yeah I didn't have the symptoms before I started using the steroid cream either. I'm going to try some creams suggested and hopefully I will see some improvement. Thanks for the replys 
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