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little miss shy
feisty_jenn wrote in fatshionista
this is embarassing, but i'm hoping somebody here can help!

we've talked about chub rub many times -- and i'm familiar with that as a (sometimes painful) red rash on inner thighs...but does anyone (else) get other symptoms?  Like large painful sorta blister-things?  i tend to get them in the fold between my (under)belly and my legs....very sore.  i've found in the past that wearing spanx-type garments helps because it holds the belly away from the legs, so the thingies don't develop.  But i HATE spanx and similar garments....so i'm wondering:

(1)  does anyone else get these?
(2)  what strategies do you use to avoid them or to treat them?
(3)  what undies and clothing would you recommend to deal with them?

i'm 5'6", 330lbs with a rack o doom and a belly o doom and no butt to speak of.....any help would be muchly appreciated! 

ETA:  I just want to say thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!  For all the information and advice.  And just for the validation that other people get this too.  It's funny, I usually think of myself as refusing to be shamed about my body, demanding health care etc....but I confess, I cancelled a doctor's appt on Monday b/c i was too humiliated to ask my doctor about these lesions/boils....now i not only have some ideas for dealing with 'em but feel way more comfortable going to the doctor knowing that i'm not alone, other people get these.  so again, thank you all!!!


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I have a similar issue. I don't know if it's infected lymph nodes, ingrown hairs, HS, or what, but I get inflamed lumps on my mons and upper inner thighs that are under the skin. Sometimes they go away on their own, sometimes they come to a head, break, and then I have to drain the pus. Holding a hot washcloth to the area or taking a hot bath helps them along.

I'm having nightmarish visions of becoming famous and this thread turning up in the media. "Next on FOX NEWS! Is epiclevelregina draining pus in the Oval Office? THE ANSWER MAY SHOCK YOU."

I've found that sticking with fabrics that breathe-- specifically only wearing cotton underpants and going commando when I sleep-- and not trimming my bush have been helpful. However, I did some weed whacking for the first time in over a year last week, and there hasn't been much of a problem (so far).

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