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How do I get ride of arm acne? It is near my elbow but just above. It goes mid way up from my elbow up. It is on my both arms. Mainly my right.

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Dr. Dean Goodless
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In brief: Keratosis pilaris?

Sounds more like keratosis pilaris, small hard plugs at the opening of every follicle.
Commonly seen on backs of upper arms, sometimes cheeks, sometimes front of thighs. I usually recommend my patients try gentle cleanser such as dove or cetaphil, and apply eucerin plus lotion or amlactin at least twice daily. It takes a few months to clear. If that doesn't work, I use a prescription med.

In brief: Keratosis pilaris?

Sounds more like keratosis pilaris, small hard plugs at the opening of every follicle.
Commonly seen on backs of upper arms, sometimes cheeks, sometimes front of thighs. I usually recommend my patients try gentle cleanser such as dove or cetaphil, and apply eucerin plus lotion or amlactin at least twice daily. It takes a few months to clear. If that doesn't work, I use a prescription med.
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Also keep in mind that KP is a condition, not a disease, and can be improved, but not cured.
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