What are the small, raised, white spots on my arms?

Skin Care & Cosmetic Products . 1 answer . 4 years ago

What causes the small, round, white spots on my arms (like white freckles)? They are more pronounced when I tan. What can I do to eliminate them?

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4 years ago by Rejuve

These arm bumps are probably ketosis pilaris which is a very common skin condition found on the arms. This is due to a problem of skin differientation, meaning that the skin does not properly grow correctly
which causes clogging of the pores. There are several topical agents that you can use such as an exfoliating scrub, Retin A, and Amlactin. I would however come in for a consultation so that you can be properly educated on the precise regimen which is based on the diagnosis and the severity of the
problem.

4 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

These arm bumps are probably ketosis pilaris which is a very common skin condition found on the arms. This is due to a problem of skin differientation, meaning that the skin does not properly grow correctly
which causes clogging of the pores. There are several topical agents that you can use such as an exfoliating scrub, Retin A, and Amlactin. I would however come in for a consultation so that you can be properly educated on the precise regimen which is based on the diagnosis and the severity of the
problem.


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