I wanted to share this after having pimples and boils on my butt for most of my life.
It was nearly two years ago when things started getting bad. It spread to the front of my thighs, and to my lower abdomen. I was getting painful boils and was convinced I had serious staph going on. But the antibiotics a doctor gave me made things worse after I stopped taking them. And the antibacterial washes had little to no effect. I bascially struggled through trying everything I could over a 12 month period.
In the end I found a simple solution. 1 thing is mandatory, the other two are optional:
1. AmLactin (mandatory) applied daily in the morning. It says twice a day but I've only done once. At first is just seemed to make my skin smoother and a littler clearer but bumps were still forming, then after a month they stopped forming. IT HAS TOTALLY CLEARED UP. You have to give it time - those bumps were already on the way. This stuff is a GODSEND. I conintue to use it every day. Whether it's keratosis pilaris, or boils caused by staph I beleive that this stuff works on both.
2. Retinoid Cream (optional) I used this for a month at the beginning, applying a little each evening. I think it helped with scarring and also to iniitlaly get things under control. Depending on how sevee your bumps are, you may find this useful.
3 Indian Healing Clay (optional) this applied as a mask over the area a few times a week will help to dry things out, bring out impurities. I don't use it anymore but it was helpful in the beginning stages.
I now simply apply a bit of AmLactin every day and my butt is as smooth as a babys, and totally clear. This is actually unbelievable to me given how it;s always looked growing up. I had accepted it was GENES.
Because I went through a lot and tried everything under the sun over the course of a year, I posted a blog about it here if your'e interested in reading more