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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have quite a few little white bumps on my skin. mainly on my chest, arms and back. no pain, not white heads...what could they be?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, back, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. However, keratosis pilaris isn't often serious and usually resolves by 30.
Last updated Aug 13, 2013

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