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Baby acne in the back of my arms.

Shiny

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I've had these mini bumps of acne in the back of my arms for the longest time. I saw a dermatologist about 10 years ago and he prescribed lac-hydrin, which didn't do anything for it. It's not painful or anything, just unsightly.

I don't wear no sleeve tank tops because of the embarassment factor. The acne only appears in the back of my biceps on the arm. Nothing on the forearm. If I wear a regular t-shirt, it's covered up perfectly.

Anybody got this and how did they get over it?
 

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I suspect it's a conditon called keratosis pilaris, google to confirm.
 

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Did you try hydrocortisone ?
 

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Originally Posted by TrH
I suspect it's a conditon called keratosis pilaris, google to confirm.

+1.
 

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i have the same thing. sucks. I heard that if you cut out most dairy from your diet, that it helps. I started doing it about 2 months ago and have noticed some pretty good results. But i'm not sure if its just the summer/humidity thats also helping.
 

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did you try robitussin?

that tussin'll heal anything.
 

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Take more baths rather than showers (to remove more dead skin) and get some of those exfoliating gloves.
Don't overuse the gloves though as it will make you sore. Once or twice a week.
 

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Originally Posted by Shiny
I don't wear no sleeve tank tops because of the embarassment factor. The acne only appears in the back of my biceps on the arm. Nothing on the forearm. If I wear a regular t-shirt, it's covered up perfectly.

Under what possible conditions would you wear a "wife beater" in the first place?
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Under what possible conditions would you wear a "wife beater" in the first place?
 

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Originally Posted by TrH
I suspect it's a conditon called keratosis pilaris, google to confirm.

Wow, I have had this since high school and never knew what it was until now. I always thought it was acne caused by my habit of wiping my sweaty forehead on my shirt sleeves when working out or playing sports
 

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just take more care to wash and dry completely back of arms during shower. simple. lot of heavier people have this condition (during summertime in short sleevs you see this on them and some younger dudes who dont know better, usually gym guys). i want to tell them excuse me you have little zits all over your back arms just wash that area more carefully, but i dont.
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
just take more care to wash and dry completely back of arms during shower. simple. lot of heavier people have this condition (during summertime in short sleevs you see this on them and some younger dudes who dont know better, usually gym guys). i want to tell them excuse me you have little zits all over your back arms just wash that area more carefully, but i dont.

You really are adorable.
 

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If it's caused by too much keratin production in the skin, is there really anything that can be done for it topically?
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Under what possible conditions would you wear a "wife beater" in the first place?

It is the preferred undershirt of some such as myself. I wear one daily under my dress shirt and much prefer it to a t-shirt or v-neck.
 

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