Bumps on arms keratosis pilaris

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Is it possible to have keratosis pilaris on chest, abdomen as well as the back of arms and legs?OR is this skin condition only on arms and legs?
hello, I was wondering a few thinds about this im 16 and i have very bad kp i have bumps under my forearms and my arms also i have red bumps that turn into zits i dont know what to do my dermatologist said that it was hormone related and id grow out of it but i have yet to understand kp is herditery and theres is no way of getting rid of it?
I have not seen a case where keratosis pilaris presents with itchy bumps. If you are having any such symptoms,then the possibility of pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema has to be probed.I would suggest a dermatologist’s consultation on this. I hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
I took my 2 year old to the dermatoligist due to the bumps, reddness and ruff texture on her arms and face. The doctor told me She had Keratosis Pilaris, and other than mild soaps, and lotions, she said there was nothing to really due. I've been bathing her in Ivory soap and using Cetaphil lotion. Her face looks better, but her arms and hands look worse, and her fingers and elbows look kind of spotted, from a distance they look like litte warts, but the skin isn't raised or anything.
Since 14-15 I have not worn a bathing suit, or shorts. Recetnly I felt the same bumps on my forearms and behind my upper arms, as you can imagine, I'm getting paranoid , dont know what to do? I checked with a dermatologist years ago, and the creams they gave me didnt work. This is what they said I have after a skin biopsy and said its genetic. Strangely, no one in my family has it, so I dont believe that is the case.
Still though, I get it on my back frequently, a little still on my thighs and butt, and a lot consistently on my upper arms. The marks on my upper arm are usually very small, while in other parts of my body there are often bigger and more pimple-like in appearance. I've attached a picture of the rash on my upper arm. I've been doing some reading online today, and it sounds to me like keratosis pilaris, but would like some other opinions. Thank you.
I have just been diagnosed with Keratosis Pilaris on my arms too. I have tried AmLactin and it made the breakout on my arms worse. I only used the AmLactin for 4 days before I stopped due to the breakout. My sister said that it might need to get worse before it gets better. Should I keep using the Am-Lactin even though it's made the breakouts worse to see if it helps after 6 to 8 weeks? My Dermatologists perscribed Lac-Haydrin - he said it was the same as Am-Lactin.
Jo: There is a prescription product called Lac-Hydrin which has the same formula as Am-Lactin. It is advisable to use a loofah (or Buf Puf) after applying it. I'm not sure what "pops out," since the bumps of keratosis pilaris are solid ones, made up of keratin. Perhpas you have a pimple or two mixed in. Some people get better in the summer, though by no means all. Best. Dr.
When I was 14 years old, I developed keratosis pilaris on the back of my arms. I wasn't eating properly, so I figured it was a vitamin deficiency. Here I am two years later taking supplements. The redness has become more concentrated, and I have more hair in that area. I have slight pigmentation from recent picking episodes. Would you suggest a chemical/organic peel?
however, they look alot like keratosis pilaris. i have these spots not only on my upper arms, butt, and thighs but they appear on my back, chest, stomach, and i see them forming on my forearms now. i've been to two dermatologists but neither said there's much that can be done about it. i've been very fustrated and depressed over this. my question is, have you ever heard or seen of any skin condition like the one i'm describing?
hey i know u have heard this before but i am 14 with this keratosis pilaris i am using lac hydrin and its not helping i used soap before that and it didnt work is there any way to get it less noticable cuz its emmbaressin when kids say wat is that on ure arms can u please help me out thanks......
Hello, It can be due to keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication.
I've had reddish little red bumps on my upper arms since late childhood and a less severe version on my lower arms as well. My doctor finally told me what it was. Not eczema, not psoriosis, but a genetic condition that affects around 40% of caucasian people to varying degrees. It is essentially a perpetually clogged hair follicle/dry skin condition. I got a great product for it from PCA called the "dry skin relief bar" and it is doing a great job so far.
Ever since I was 10 years old I noticed that I had red bumps on the back of my arms. Back then, It wasn't as noticeable as it is now. It was only limited to the back of my arms. Now, I have them on the top of my arms, top of thighs even starting to show up on my legs and ankles. These bumps can be popped like a regular zit. I've become obsessed with picking them, because I want them to go away. I really hope its not Keratosis Pilaris. I have pictures in my profile. Thanks.
Hi, I've had bumps around my arms, shoulders and on my chest for over 5 years and I was wondering what it was exactly as they never seem the disappear. I've used glycolic acid and lam lactin cream with no benefits it seems. It looks like there are ingrown hairs as well as the hard protein in the bumps.
(I only have a week break from it at most) After a year of misdiagnosis (they kept thinking it was an allergy) I had a dermotologist diagnosis the rash as keratosis pilaris. I get the benign bumps on the back of my arms, which is text book kp, but the bumps under my arms and on my thighs are red, aggrivated, and painful. I thought kp was not supposed to be painful. They get worse in summer heat or if I sweat. The onset of colder weather has improved my skin condition tremendously.
Hello, Keratosis pilaris is a common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent.
Hello, Keratosis pilaris is also called the chicken skin and occurs when Keratin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming numerous tiny rough bumps on the skin. Some of the treatment options for keratosis pilaris are Creams containing the acid form of vitamin A, Tretinoin, adapelene and triamcinolone. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing creams, creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.
Ive had Keratosis Pilaris on most of my body for 12 years, i have redness on my cheeks, rough red KP on the back of my arms(triseps), outer arms(biseps), shoulders, forearms... inside of my thighs n calves. Ive tryed a number of products like derma doctors "KP duty", "euserin" lotion n several home remedies n still see no improvement.
There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. Treatment includes tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream or Adapalene, a retinoid medication. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing creams, creams and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.
My KP has been mild the past several years w/ only a small number of the larger red raised plugs, but a few weeks ago I noticed an abrupt increase over a period of a few days. My skin went from being fairly smooth to being covered w/ these elevated hard red bumps over nearly every folicule. This is a much more extreme outbreak than I've ever experienced, and the most extensive.
I haven't seen a doctor about it yet but I did some research online and found keratosis pilaris. After reading about that I now know I have it on my arms. I have pretty much had it on my arms my whole life. It doesn't really bother me but its a little embarrassing at times. I took a picture of my thigh. In the picture you can see it but in person its much worse. Is there any treatment for something like this? Or something I can do myself? Please help!
Does anyone have any good soulutions to clearing up "Keratosis Pilaris" (small bumps, looks like pimples) I have these all over. I hate wearing t-shirts the most, b/c I pick at them, and they swell up, and get really red. I have them on my arms, legs,and bum.
I am 30 yrs old and it seems I have developed keratosis pilaris on the front and backs of my thighs. Everything I've read about this skin condition suggests it occurs in teens and disappears by the 30's. Yet, I noticed after getting my legs waxed few weeks ago that the skin on my legs had turned very pimply, like goosebumps. I can see every hair follicle on my legs - almost like freckles. I thought it was because of the waxing, but now I'm not sure.
Hi There are several types of keratosis pilaris and the lesions usually depend on the type. In your case, this may be keratosis pilaris alba. The skin may have some whitish bumps and may present with a sand papery feel. Scratching the area may lead to some discoloration or hyperpigmentation. An overlying dermatitis or fungal infection may also heighten itchiness. I suggest that you ask your physician about the right type of exfoliant here.
My son, now 8 years old has had small bumps on his face for a few years. These were diagnosed by a dermatologist as Keratosis Pilaris. The treatment has been Alpha Hydroxy Acid daily. This treatment is at its best mildly effective and I see more and more litle craters appearing as scars on my son's face. I wonder if the diagnosis is correct and if so, is there any additional treatments that would be helpfull?
I can live with the the rough, pigmented skin on my body, however, it is now starting on my face. The facial bumps have been present for about 5 months with no improvement. Fortunately, they are skin colored, small hard bumps. I fear they will become pigmented over time. I have not tried exfoliating creams or other treatments on my face because I have incredibly sensitive skin. Every facial product I have ever tried (make-up, sunscreen, face lotions, etc.
Could be keratosis pilaris also known as "chicken skin". I had this symptom due to vitamin A deficiency (in my case the deficiency was due to hypothyroidism). Keratosis pilaris can also be due to omega 3 deficiency.
She has been skin tested for allergies and is negative on those. Can Keratosis Pilaris cause a bit of an elevated eosonophil count in your blood work? Her count was about 3-4 % out of range and because she doesn't have allergies the skin condition is the only thing I could think of. I know that eczema can casue the count to be high, so I was wondering if Pilaris could. Also can what the dermo. thinks in Pilaris sometimes be mild eczema?
I have had keratosis pilaris on the back of my upper arms since I was a child, but recently I had a son and suddenly there seems to be an additional skin condition. I have larger non itchy bumps that covering the front of my arms down past my elbow? What are they and how can I get rid of them?
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