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nlueder posted:
I've been having these random patches of white or skin colored bumps appear on random parts of my body. I have them on my arms, backs of my knees, and my shoulders. They don't itch and don't bother me but I still find them rather strange. They don't ooze anything and they almost look like small patches of whiteheads. Any idea what they are?
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DH35male responded:
I also have a patch of these same type of bumps. The patch starts just below my belly botton and goes down to the top of my pubic area. Some of the pumps are just red and others do look like small whitehead pimples. I saw my doctors nurse practicioner and she did not know what these were. She perscribed a topical cream that does seem to be helping a bit but they are still there. Please let me know if you find out any more details on these small red bumps or whiteheads. Thanks!
 
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fishball96 responded:
I have these too, but they only appear on my arms. Each patch has about 40 bumps and is about an inch in diameter. I unfortunately don't know what they are either. If you have found out what they are since your post, please let me know
 
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loveless119 responded:
I get these too on my arms and have been for many years. I have noticed it only when I swim a lot. I came to the conclusion that it was just dry skin and they have always cleared up by themselves. Have you tried to exfoliate and putting a lot of lotion on?
 
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skin4me responded:
No worries-this is due to dry skin, but it wont be fixed as easily as putting moisturizer on. The problem is actually under a couple layers of your skin by lack of oil getting to that particular area; this may be caused by many different reasons. The simplest solution is to get an over the counter topical cream, use this as directed, take vitamin c, and get plenty of sun. The sun's natural rays will help heal, just make sure you have some protection (spf) on while doing this. Your small random patches should clear up in about 2 weeks!! Good luck.

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