I have the same thing!! Everytime my bf touches my arm he is like "Do you have prickle heat?" It's so embarrassing. I have even stopped wearing shorts for quite some time because they are on my legs too. But I think I know the trick. Get a tan. It will take away the sight of these awful bumps, but not the feel. But hey, at least people won't see them!
I have the same thing though it goes away in the summer. I use plenty of moisturizer (I have been using a lotion called U-lactin, it is wonderful)and I also scrub my body in the shower with an puff and exfoliating wash. the wash after a while does make it less noticable but you have to keep it up...
Are they hard? I have a few on my upper arms. However, you can't see them, I just feel them when I put lotion on. If yours are like mine, you can scratch them off. I use a Mary Kay scrub about once a week in the shower and that helps as long as I keep it up. There are all sorts of scrubs you can buy in Walmart and other stores.
Hi. These bumps are one of the symptoms of low thyroid. Get a complete list of symptoms at the american medical assoc. or the thyroid assoc. website. If you have even some of the symptoms, make copies of the lists of both low and high thyroid. Take one copy to your doctor and ask for a thyroid test and a thyroid anti-body test. Give the other copies to any blood relatives as this runs in families. I hope this helps you. Strawberry
I have those tiny little bumps you were asking about. They are called keratosis palaris. It's a form eo eczema. I went to the dermatologist and thet told me there wasn't a cure for it. But he did tell me to buy some thick lotion like Eucerine or Cetaphil and to wash with Dove soap. Oh yeah, he also said not to stay in the bath for a long time. I'm also pale so I do not tan. I do this sunless tan called Sunmist, they actually airbrush the sunless tan on you and it is very even and appears real. I hope this will help you.
I have Keratosis Palaris also. I honestly think the only permanent cure is long term controlled exposure to
the sun. I have a very pale complexion also, but I notice I'll tan after many sunburns. I use to have them real bad on my upper arms, but they're gone completely. Mainly due to the fact that for the past 4 years I've had a job that requires a lot of driving. I always have one arm hanging out the window while driving and i've gotten super tan all the way up to my shoulders. But for years I always just got really burnt. They're still real bad on my legs, but they're getting better then they use to be. I try to wear shorts more then ever now, and get out for a lot of sun. It is a pain because I just get really red legs instead of tanning, but I think I'll eventually start tanning. I think you mainly got to let your skin breathe as much as possible and let it soak up some rays all the time.
Well, unlike the rest of you, I have had no diagnosis and have NO clue what causes them. However, I can tell you what's worked for me. I had them on the back of my arms every year, throughout the year, except for the summer. A friend's mother told me that they were caused by a lack of Vitamin B, and that I should take a B Complex along with a multivitamin every day. Someone else suggesting exfoliating and moisturizing. So, I began taking a B complex every day (I already was taking a multi); I started exfoliating in the shower with a loofa and sometimes a scrubbing lotion (St.Ives or similar); and then moisturing my skin after the shower while my skin was still slightly damp (to seal in the natural moisture). Poof...they were gone in a couple of weeks, and I've never had them return. I don't know which process it was that worked, or if it was the combo...but it's worth giving it a try.
Hey, Ijust happened to be thumbing through an encyclopedia of nutritional supplements and found something interesting about vitamin A. It states that a vitamin a deficiency resulted in a buildup of cellular debris in the hair follical usually on the back of arms and thighs called follicular hyperkeratosis. just thought I should let u know, look it up sometime bye
I have the same thing. I recently saw a dermatologist and he said it was a build up of Keratin around the hair folicle and that there wasn't anything you can really do for it, other than use a prescription cream that was expensive and made it less noticable at best.
I think I'd rather try a little extra vit. A.
I have had Keratosis for years. I am a 43 year old woman and the hundreds of dollars going to Dermatologists has been a waste. They said it would go away with age - Wrong for me anyway. So, I went on a mission and I have found a lotion called Dermarest Psoriasis medicated moisturizer - over the counter- even at grocery stores and less than $8 bucks. I swear to you I have tried it all and now-it is getting better by the day. I cannot promise it will work for everyone - but seriously - it is the only time I have ever seen results. Also, I use St.Ives scrub in the shower and cetaphil too. Just try it before you spend money going to worthless doctors - they seem disinterested in the skin disorder because it is not life threatening however, for me, it has been a psychological nightmare and I have had it worse than anyone I have seen. So...good luck...just try it -I pray it will help others like me. God Bless
I have it on the arms and thighs. This does not bother me much- but the problem is I have it on the face too- this bothers me a lot. Does everyone else just have it on extremities or is the face common? I feel so helpless and it makes me depresed>