Red thighs?

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I have been diagnosed with LS for about 6 years now.  It usually responds well to dermovate but I am having a particularly sore flare at the moment.  Even the inside of my thighs at the top are red and sore.  Not sure if the dermovate is too strong to put on a larger area of skin (although if I can put it on my more delicate bits that would seem an unecessary worry)?  Any suggestions would be gratefull received.

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     Hi, Sorry to hear of your nasty flare up.  

    Personally, I don't think I would want to apply Clob to such a large area of skin, and so I am wondering if you should perhaps speak with your doc, possibly he could let you have something not quite as potent to use for that area...

    Do you have any idea what may have caused this flare up?  Are you careful with sweet stuff, as that is often the culprit I have found.

     

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      Thank you for that.  I think you are right - will try emollient to soothe it for the moment and get something milder tomorrow.  I have just seen my GP who is gong to refer me back to the gynae consultant but unfortunately this particular aspect wasn't an issue 4 days ago cry.  I haven't really managed to  link a flare with specific aspects of my diet but I do think I need to take more care.  Ah me.
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      I am in uk and I would call my GP and ask for a telephone appointment and tell her about the flare up.  She may be able to spead up your appointment with the gynae consultant. 
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    I had red, swollen (hard!) inner thighs with a flare a few years ago. I also wouldn't use clob on that big an area. (It was before I was diagnosed anyway.) It started when I was taking long walks in tight corduroy pants and only got worse as I went through a very stressful summer. I kept aloe vera gel in the fridge and slathered it on. Very soothing. That was when I started sleeping in cotton knit pajama pants to keep my thighs from getting sweaty and sticking together.
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    I very recently had red, sore inner thighs. I had been using a lot of coconut oil at that time. I found something on the internet that supported the idea that it was the coconut oil. I stopped using it for a bit and it went away. I started using coconut oil again about a week ago and today my inner thighs are a bit tender. I originally thought it was due to heat and the steroid cream that I was applying at night 'melting' into my thighs. Now I suspect the coconut oil as it makes more sense because it can 'travel' easier with heat than the steroid. A dusting or two of baby powder seemed to do the trick before. (I've just reminded myself I should try this again!) 

    I will keep switching things up, tracking what I'm applying and when I'm reacting and see if I can see a pattern. I was also wearing more pants when this happened previously. I have recently moved to all skirts all the time, except for lycra pants for exercise and extremely loose sweat pants for lounging. 

     

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    Hi Pam

    I had this problem just after diagnosis when my gyny told me to use aqueous cream after every loo visit - made whole area wet and sore including my thighs - I literally couldn't walk with the pain.

    After trying various things, I found witch hazel gel spread over skin and allowed to dry created a protective barrier before going out/walking, also distilled witch hazel sprayed onto the area and gently pat the excess away is v cooling.

    The thing that helped me turn a corner was taking over the counter anti-histimines for a day or two - took all the redness and inflamation away and the thighs started to heal quite quickly - touch wood I haven't had another flare up in that area.

    Best wishes

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      Thank you all for this.  How do you add a general comment at the en? Not sure if this will work? I tried a mild hydrocortison cream which provided much relief along with an emollient.  Seems to have eased but I am going to try the witch hazel wipes that I have read about - and of course see if specialist can come up with a plan!
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    Hi Pam, Sorry to hear you've been suffering with that. l had a flare up recently and l used a small amount of Dermovate ointment which cleared it up in just two days. No problems since, touch wood!!

    My daily routine is the use of Perrins complete cream which is an absolute godsend for me. Hope you get some relieve from it soon

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