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What are those little bumps on the backs of my arms?

What are those little bumps on the backs of my arms?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...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.

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

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I have those little bumps on the back of my arms. You can't see them but you can feel them,what are they and what can i do to make them go away.Thanks?

I have those little bumps on the back of my arms. You can't see them but you can feel them,what are they and what can i do to make them go away.Thanks?

Keratosis Pilaris: A benign condition, but difficult to treat Try the following: - Don't scratch or rub your skin roughly - Use warm water / not hot for bathing and showering - Limit water exposure - Use thick moisturizers generously on the skin. Take Care! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of those little bumps on the back of both of my arms?

How do I get rid of those little bumps on the back of both of my arms?

Keratosis pilaris: "those little bumps" on the back of your arms that look like chicken skin maybe a condition called keratosis pilaris, which is benign. Since they are often dry and itchy, moisturizers are the treatment of choice. Occasional exfoliation may also help the condition. ...Read more

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Do the little bumps on the back of my arms, which have been there forever, have any new treatments?

Do the little bumps on the back of my arms, which have been there forever, have any new treatments?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...Read more

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My 25 month old has little bumps all over the back of her arms and thighs. How can I treat this at home, or to at least make it smoother?

My 25 month old has little bumps all over the back of her arms and thighs. How can I treat this at home, or to at least make it smoother?

Moisturize/Exfoliate: Dry bumps on the thighs or backs of the arms are often keratosis pilaris (plugged follicles). Try brief baths followed by moisturizer. Products with Lactic Acid or urea help exfoliate. There are prescription meds if bad. But unless uncomfortable no treatment at all needed. Avoid harsh drying soaps. Avoid fragrances in skin products. Keratosis pilaris usually gradually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, 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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more