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I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

burn hyper pigment: When one uses an exfoliating agent, a chemical is in effect burning away the hair follicles. Skin can become hyper pigmented after this treatment and more so if there is exposure to the sun for 6 months. As a result the patient trades loss of hair for pigmented areas. It would be best to use a sunscreen of spy 15 or greater for six months while doing the exfoliation. ...Read more

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I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I would like to know what red bugs bites looks like and does it itch a lot that i can't sleep, cause I have some big bumps all over my arms and legs.?

I would like to know what red bugs bites looks like and does it itch a lot that i can't sleep, cause I have some big bumps all over my arms and legs.?

Best to see doc : Many things can cause big bumps on arms and legs. Often, people blame bumps on spider bites or other insect bites, when they are in fact due to other causes. It is best to see one's doc for this, or do a micropayment, and do a one-on-one question w/ a dermatologist on healthtap, while including pictures of these bumps, as the possibilities are numerous. ...Read more

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I feel like something is crawling all over my skin and i have these bumps on my arms, neck and legs. Should i see a ddoctor?

I feel like something is crawling all over my skin and i have these bumps on my arms, neck and legs. Should i see a ddoctor?

Hives? (see picture): Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read more

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I have little bumps on my legs, arms, and bottom and when I pop them white comes out I've had them my whole life and no one can tell me what they are.

I have little bumps on my legs, arms, and bottom and when I pop them white comes out I've had them my whole life and no one can tell me what they are.

Diff to tell/ Acne?: Honestly it sort sounds as innocent as acne (zits). When you pop them and the white stuff that comes out sounds like puss (or old neutraphils-white cells). If you want you could go to a dermatologist who would able to do a biopsy on them to determine what they exactly are. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my legs & arms that itch bad (mostly on thighs & back of inside of upper arms).My fiance doesn't have them & i haven't changed products?

I have bumps on my legs & arms that itch bad (mostly on thighs & back of inside of upper arms).My fiance doesn't have them & i haven't changed products?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites.Cortisone cream may help. If they persist a dermatologist could diagnose the problem and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have small bumps like rash over my arms, legs and chest for weeks nw..It's not itchy at all..Now my 9 months old twin boy has that too..

I have small bumps like rash over my arms, legs and chest for weeks nw..It's not itchy at all..Now my 9 months old twin boy has that too..

Dry skin?: Try applying a moderately thick moisturizer within 3 mins after bathing and see it this helps. It may take a few days however before you can see the effect. If this failed, then consider checking with your doctor. Since dry skin tends to be a familial trait, i think that's the best guess but a direct observation will give a more definite answer. ...Read more

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What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

Keratosis: Keratosis pilaris gives skin a goose-flesh or sandpaper-like appearance. Typically patches are skin colored, but they can appear red and inflamed, as shown here't relieve symptoms, get these checked out for a differenitial diagnosis requiring additional management. ...Read more

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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be ? ...Read more

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What can I do for tiny red bumps on my arms and legs? They kind of look like a break out

What can I do for tiny red bumps on my arms and legs? They kind of look like a break out

Depends: Red bumps on the skin can represent a number of things including a hypersentitivity reaction or allergy, a skin reaction to a viral infection, medication, or other environmental exposures. Some skin changes may signifiy a more serious condition. If your skin rash persists, you should see your health care provider to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if i scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if i scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

Itching: One thing it could be would be lichen simples chronicus. This is an itchy skin condition that can be very troublesome. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a few weeks and if it doesn't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why would it be that after go in the sun I get these little tiny bumps that itch on my arms and legs?

Why would it be that after go in the sun I get these little tiny bumps that itch on my arms and legs?

Sun rash: There are several photoallergic rashes. Some related to medication, some seasonal that become better as the skin becomes more accustomed to the sun, and some related to pregnancy and others related to diseases such as liver disease, porphyria, etc. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Dermatology: I suggest seeing a dermatologist ASAP since this cannot be diagnosed without directly examination and visualization. I suggest BOTH Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream until seen. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these small white bumps on the backs of my arms and legs? I have started to see them on my 2 year old daughter also.

Keratosis pilaris: Sounds like both you and your daughter have a benign skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. We don't really know what causes it - lots of different etiologies are suspect. Sometimes using an exfoliant routinely is helpful. The big thing to remember is you don't really need to do anything about it. ...Read more