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Had patch test showed allergy to nickel. My back, arms and legs always itch & random intermittent mild rashes. Never had severe contact rash. Why?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it.
While kp resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (often confused with acne.).

In brief: Keratosis Pilaris

Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it.
While kp resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (often confused with acne.).
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