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Old 02-04-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
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I have tiny bumps on my back that I can't see but I can feel. When a scratch them a tiny clump of skin almost like a seed comes of my back. Is this normal or is it skin cancer or what? http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif

 
Old 02-04-2003, 03:55 PM   #2
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To alleviate your fears, you might want to see a dermatologist. But it's probably just a buildup of dry, dead skin, which using a loofah on a stick and scrubbing your back in the shower might take care of. In the dead of winter, our skin really can dry out. And if you're not scrubbing or exfoliating enough, you might not be getting rid of the dead skin. Use lotion and drink lots of water during this time of the year, also, to help keep you hydrated.

A dermatologist would be able to tell you for sure, though. And if you even think it could be skin cancer for any reason, then for sure see a doctor.

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Old 02-04-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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Thank you I will try that. Except the lotion part, I am allergic.

 
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Ana, even your cooking oil can help alleviate dry skin. Put some on after showering but while your skin is still a bit damp. Good luck.
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You mention you are allergic to lotions but which ones? Not all lotions are the same so surely there is one you can use. You may want to try a hypoallergenic one if you haven't already done so. Also vaseline is great for keeping skin soft.

 
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