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Weird bumps on arms .free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
8th Apr '10

I've heard of PUPPs and pregnancy rashes but I'm not sure if this is one of those. I noticed these weird bumps on my arms and elbows earlier this week. They haven't gotten worse, but they have spread a little. They're a little itchy, but they get even more itchy when my arms get wet like in the shower... I haven't changed soaps or shampoo or anything so I have no idea what it could be. Do any of you???



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abcde 10877 posts
8th Apr '10

I got the same thing while pregnant with Gavin well idk if its the same thing but it looks similar. My Dr said it was from hormones. i still it 8 months pp. apprently it will go away eventually. i hate it. its all over my upper arm and elbows. but either way asked your dr. to be sure it isnt anything serious

USMCWife12907 35 kids; Willard, Ohio 5664 posts
8th Apr '10

I don't know what it's called (or if it's even the same thing for that matter cause mine didn't itch) but when I was a little kid I had little bumps on the back of my arms above my elbows and my pedi gave me some prescription lotion for it. I've recently started to feel them on my 3 year old daughter as well

lea szakalski 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 397 posts
8th Apr '10
Quoting [madison]gonna be a mama:
.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
8th Apr '10
Quoting Gavins_Mommy:
abcde 10877 posts
8th Apr '10
Quoting [madison]gonna be a mama:
abcde 10877 posts
8th Apr '10

i think this is what mine is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

Kiki B 1 child; Queen Creek, Arizona 524 posts
8th Apr '10

I have that all over my legs. i had no clue wat it was.

Armysinger Japan 1 posts
22nd Feb '13

Those pictures look exactly like my arms and shoulders, it's even spread to the wings of my back. I've also had some on my thighs near my knees. Did you ever get a diagnosis? I am so embarrassed to show my arms and I'm a very hot-natured person, I'm also getting the redness another person mentioned and am asked if I'm hot or sunburned all the time. Generally, I'm an olive skin toned person. My son is almost 8 mths and these bumps are not clearing up. My Obgyn postpartum said its hormones but my PCP says eczema and won't refer me to a dermatologist. He just gave me a steroidal cream that didn't work and I've tried the Aveeno eczema lotion. Nothing helps at all. The bad thing is that I'm a nervous picker (a habit like someone who bites their nails) so I'm making something that is already unsightly even more unattractive.