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A 20-year-old female asked:

Dark spots on hair follicles on arms and sometimes have white stuff coming out. what are these and how do i get rid of these?

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Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 20 years experience
KP: If mainly on your upper arms, it's possibly keratosis pilaris. May want to consider applying am-lactin, lac-hydrin, or cerave sa a couple times a day (all are over the counter).
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