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What is this on my lower leg?

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  • Posted By: tarno44
  • August 15, 2009
  • 11:18 PM

Before I go and see a skin specialist I thought I'd look online first for some possible answers to a bit of a skin problem I have been having and this seems like a helpful site to other people!

I have attached a photograph I have taken of the area below;

(excuse the small bruise!)

Basically, since the end of secondary school I've started to notice small red dots on the bottom of my legs, more on the outside of them than inside (that area is mostly clear) I also have similar but not as much on the back of the top of my leg and to the side of my **m.
Some of these spots get lumpy as you can see some are raised in the photograph and some even get pus in them. I have no idea what may be causing it, at first I thought it could be shaving.. but with me getting the same on my **m cheeks (which I do not shave!) then how could it be that?
Some are sore to touch and they seem to be more reddish in colour when I have just got out of the shower or bath. When I have been on holiday and have a tan, they are very hard to see. I'm not sure if it's heat that's causing it, a possible reaction, shaving etc.. no idea.

I would be very grateful if I can get a response asap while I have some free time as I would be able to go to a specialist if nobody on here can recognise my problem. I'm 19 now and really want to eliminate this problem instead of having to cover up my horrible pimples when I want to wear dresses for nights out or shorts.

Many thanks

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  • that is keratosis pelaris. don't worry it is most common in young women and can be mostly on the back of the upper arms and on the the outer thighs and on the buttocks. just take cod liver oil or buy some retin-A cream and it should clear up in about a month. Once it has cleared up quite enough a light tanning (as bad as it is for your skin) can help keep it from coming back. And try to avoid rubbing your hands over it or picking the bumps.
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    • August 25, 2009
    • 07:04 PM
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