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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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