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I have red spots on my legs. when i squeeze them a hair follicle pops out. what is the best treatment to get rid of these please?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: You most likely have keratosis pilaris, symptoms include: small bumps that look like "goose bumps" on the back of the upper arms and thighs bumps feel like very rough sandpaper, skin-colored bumps are the size of a grain of sand, slight pinkness may be seen around some bumps, bumps may appear on the face and be mistaken for acne. Treatment is with exfoliants like cerave sa.
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