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A 20-year-old female asked:

Ever since i can remeber, i've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. they don't itch or don't cause any pain. cure?

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Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: It's hard to diagnose rashes without seeing them personally. Most people who describe a painless non-itchy bumpy skin on the back of arms (often also occurring on thighs-cheeks, esp. in kids) that have been lifelong, are describing keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition associated with atopy (the tendency to have allergies). Both are genetically inherited. Moisturize and leave them alone.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2019

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