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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have these little bumps on the back of my arms. what is this? can it be treated?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Veena Govila
61 years experience
Bumps: Bumps can be some dermatoses. But need a good exam. Good lotion will be helpfull.
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
A common condition: is Keratosis Pilaris,which can be treated with Lac Hydrin.

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What are those little bumps on the backs of my arms?

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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, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc.
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What are the little bumps on the top of my arms?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Runs in families. Harmless but for your opinion of them. Gentle cleansing abrasives and some moisturizer might help. A dermatologist may have ideas - but it's not a threat and often does vanish over the years. It is most common in young women. Try not to fret - that's less attractive than the bumps. Best!
Last updated May 21, 2014

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