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Skin Care and Diseases

Bumps on backs of arms and thighs

04/04/2007

Question:

I always have these tiny little bumps on the backs of my upper arms and the front of my thighs. Would you know what these are and how I can finally get rid of them? Thank you

Answer:

Most likely you have a genetic condition called keratosis pilaris. It is a harmless dry skin condition of the hair follicles. There is no cure for this condition.

Moisturizers, some acne medications, and occasionally topical steroid medications can temporarily improve the roughness in some patients.

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Response by:

Pranav   Sheth, MD Pranav Sheth, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati