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how do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps. You can use the new otc cerave sal twice a day to exfoliate these skin lesions.
Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Retin A can also be used for KP and Glytone makes a very nice KP Kit which is sold by physicians and many patients find it to be effective. Many folks with KP also have rosy cheeks.
Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Try...: ...1% Hydrocortisone cream (available over-the-counter); if that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory cream. Keratosis pilaris is essentially eczema of the hair follicles, and needs to be treated as such.

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