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How do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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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. You can use the new otc cerave sal twice a day to exfoliate these skin lesions.

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. You can use the new otc cerave sal twice a day to exfoliate these skin lesions.
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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
Retin A can also be used for KP and Glytone makes a very nice KP Kit which is sold by physicians and many patients find it to be effective. Many folks with KP also have rosy cheeks.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Try...

...1% Hydrocortisone cream (available over-the-counter); if that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory cream. Keratosis pilaris is essentially eczema of the hair follicles, and needs to be treated as such.

In brief: Try...

...1% Hydrocortisone cream (available over-the-counter); if that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory cream. Keratosis pilaris is essentially eczema of the hair follicles, and needs to be treated as such.
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