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pimple like blisters

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 12, 2006
  • 05:48 AM

I have gotten these pink pimple like lesions on my arm and knees they start out as pimple like but they are actually blisters. i started getting them in Nov of 2005 and hae had 5 outbreaks ever since. I went to my family docotr and to a drmatologist and nobody seems to know what they are/ They get very itchy and will bleed and seep when scratched/ Please help me.

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  • This is what the site below says about your questionhttp://www.dmt123.com/qa/ask_166-dmt123.html What are red, pimple-like spots on upper arm?Patients with these symptoms usually have what is called keratosis pilaris. This is a very common skin problem that consists of tiny, scaly, red bumps and pimple-like lesions. Most commonly, it affects the posterior upper arms, but can also occur on the anterior thighs and buttocks. It is the result of mild plugging of hair follicles. Scratching, abrasive washes and tight-fitting clothes can exacerbate the condition.Treatment involves treating skin gently. Use mild cleansers and don't overscrub arms. Use a thick moisturizer twice a day. Lactic acid-based moisturizers (such as Am-Lactin) are available over-the-counter, and the lactic acid helps smooth the skin and unclog the follicles. Prescription tretinoin cream (Retin-A) is also helpful. Salex 6% cream and lotion are new prescription-strength moisturizers with salicylic acid that are showing some promising results. Both tretinoin and Salex are available from your physician.Good luck.Lisa Zanetti Rhodes M.D.
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