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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Could be KP

Without examining you in person, it's tough to say what these bumps are.
Generally red bumps behind the arms are called keratosis pilaris, which is a common skin condition that shows up as tiny white and red bumps along the hair follicles. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769.

In brief: Could be KP

Without examining you in person, it's tough to say what these bumps are.
Generally red bumps behind the arms are called keratosis pilaris, which is a common skin condition that shows up as tiny white and red bumps along the hair follicles. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769.
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