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A 46-year-old member asked:

i have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. what can i do?

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Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 13 years experience
Keratosis pylaris: Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a disorder of build up of keratin within the hair follicles of the skin. The condition can be remedied with a good exfoliating scrub and also by improving the consistency and fluidity of the skin membrane from the inside. This can be done with a good fish oil supplement as well as eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Vitamin A is also recommended.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. What could it be and how do I treat it?

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Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some form of dermatitis. The rash on sun exposed areas could be photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is cause by taking certain medications and then having prolonged exposure to uv light (sunlight). Contact dermatitis is a rash that is caused by exposures to allergens directly on the skin? Some allergens i seen more and more lately are detergent rashes. Use clear detergents!
A 39-year-old member asked:

I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. See a dermatologist or fam doc?

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: See family doctor or dermatologist.

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