Little bumps on elbows/arms?

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*Jaden
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   Posted 4/14/2012 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Ive been noticing over the last week or two that I have tiny little white bumps around my elbows and on the backs of my upper arms. I also get them on my thighs. It looks like it should be an acne breakout, except they arent pimples, just little bumps. Was just wondering if anyone else has this, or has in the past.
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   Posted 4/14/2012 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I get those too. Don't know if it's from fibro.  They don't bother me, just kind of unsightly.
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   Posted 4/15/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you using any moisturizer? It helps a lot.

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PS I have lumps on my arms by my elbows. All over my body now.
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   Posted 4/15/2012 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Does it look like this?

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769

I saw a segment about this on some health show just last week.

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   Posted 4/15/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow, Austen, they do kind of look like that. Im reading the web page now, to see if it makes sense.

getting by, I do not use any moisturizers, because I cant ever remember to do so *smacks forehead*
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   Posted 5/8/2012 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Jaden,
 
I have these same bumps on my arms and my thighs. I first noticed them about 5 months ago. It freaked me out so bad.
First I noticed them on my legs. Than later noticed it on my arms. It recently has started to go down all to the end of my arms. Does yours look like chicken skin? To me it reminds me of a razor burn. Sometimes its really bad and feels terrible. I had hoped it would go away but hasn't. I was wondering if this was only happening to me. Please tell me about your experiences with this. Thanks

*Jaden
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what mine looks like--chicken skin lol And it really does feel awful, like theres something really wrong there.

Ive heard that sunlight exposure will help; went and laid at a tanning bed today (also to help my acne) so we will see if it helps. Mostly, I think you are just supposed to moisturize and exfoliate; I recommend a scrub, like Apricot scrub or something like that. I am going to get some more of it myself and start that at night before bed.

I hope that was somewhat helpful! :) Let me know if it helps you at all!
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Always had this. My mom even talked to the pediatrician about it. I just chalk it up to poor skin, northern irish coloring, and a lack of moisture. Tgough even when I do use lotion, it doesn't really go away.
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
The link above is exactly what it probably is. I've had it all of my life. The only time I've ever had it get much better was when I had a sugar scrub. I don't know if it was from the oils or the sugar in the scrub. There's something called KP Duty that gets rid of it, and I think there might be a prescription something or other. Moisturizing and using a loofah really keeps it down without having to use chemicals, though.
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   Posted 5/8/2012 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Jaden, I am glad you mention your bumps issue. I been having similiar things on both upper arms mostly. I finally went to a derm. dr. and all I got was it was caused by dry skin. No diagnoses of keratosis or mention. I looked at the picture on the web and it could be keratosis. Mine doesn't itch, but looks bad with short sleeves on. I was wondering if this is a fibro thing? I use lots of moisture creams and still get it. I am not sure what it really is.

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   Posted 5/9/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have it too. It's in something like half the population, according to one source. KP is genetic and a permanent condition, the only thing we can do is keep it under control. Some docs don't seem to know what it is, or maybe they're just trying not to worry us. I've had it at least since I was a teen. It's most common on backs of upper arms, front ot thighs, a few bumps elsewhere.

I find gently using a soft net scrubbie daily with a gentle oil shower gel instead of soap and oiling up in the shower after just patting semi-dry makes a difference in just a few days. Not drying too much before putting on oil keeps the moisture in. Lotion isn't enough. Bath oil is better. Even olive or grape seed oil will do if you get one that doesn't smell. I started shaving my legs with oil instead of soap. It works well.

Don't pick it! They're not zits! You'll just get infections.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I looked at the pic on that link...I have it too. Ever since I can remember, its been on my upper arms. Looks the worst in the winter when I'm super white. Seems to get better when I have a tan...but it just may be that its harder to see with a tan. I wonder what in the world causes it? When I read about it and researched, it seemed nobody knows too much about it, why it happens or how to treat it. We all seem to be full of mysteries. lol.

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   Posted 5/15/2012 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have this also. Someone mentioned being Irish. My ancestry is Irish/English/German but a lot of Irish. I have also noticed that it's mostly Caucasians that have Fibromyalgia. Not all, but a lot. Would make sense if it's a genetic thing I suppose.
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   Posted 5/15/2012 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Quick little search indicates Fibromyalgia is more prevalent in African Americans than Caucasians. So forget me. I don't know nothin!

lol
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*Jaden
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   Posted 5/15/2012 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
lol apple, thats ok, we'll still keep you!

I, too, have lots of Irish/Scottish/German. I still have the bumps, and I mentioned it to my new rheumy last week, but she wasnt concerned about it. I guess it probably common enough. Id still like to get it gone, though; it bothers me, just thinking that I look like Ive got some weird disease lol Although, on second thought, FM is a weird disease... :)

I went to the tanning bed today for my second session, and I think the bumps are a little smaller. Going to continue this, see where it leads me.
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