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bumps on arms, legs and back blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
20th Nov '12

I have recently gotten little red bumps on my back, the back of my arms and the back of my calves. I got an exfoliating brush and it has helped but it isn't going away. Any advice?



I have recently started using non toxic soaps and lotions and I have tried many different kinds.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
20th Nov '12

if you can i would have that checked out by a doctor.. it could be a number of things.

heygirlheyyy♥ 1 child; Iowa 1303 posts
20th Nov '12

I was literally just reading about this because I was suffering from the same thing. Let me find a link and what it's called.. Lol

heygirlheyyy♥ 1 child; Iowa 1303 posts
20th Nov '12

http://keratosispilarisinfo.weebly.com/keratosis-pilaris-resources.html



Could it be this? In my case it is.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm pretty sure its just ingrown hairs or little pimples. I've always gotten them on the backs of my arms but as long as I exfoliated they went away. I stopped using regular chemical soaps and it flared up. I don't want to have to go back to toxic soaps but I hate these bumps.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" http://keratosispilarisinfo.weebly.com/keratosis-pilaris-resources.html Could it be this? In my case it is."</blockquote>




Yea that's it. I bought a jute brush and it is helping but Idk why it is falring up :( I've been using coconut oil too. I think my hack is little pimples though ugh

heygirlheyyy♥ 1 child; Iowa 1303 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" http://keratosispilarisinfo.weebl ... [snip!] ... and it is helping but Idk why it is falring up :( I've been using coconut oil too. I think my hack is little pimples though ugh"</blockquote>



I've notice mine become more prominent during the colder months?

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" http://keratosispilarisinfo.weebly.com/keratosis-pilaris-resources.html Could it be this? In my case it is."</blockquote>




Thanks. That is it. Ugh I hate that all.of the remedies are using chemical Ls that aren't healthy for you. :( this is probably why their is a flare up bc I stopped using chemicals. Ugh

heygirlheyyy♥ 1 child; Iowa 1303 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" http://keratosispilarisinfo.weebl ... [snip!] ... using chemical Ls that aren't healthy for you. :( this is probably why their is a flare up bc I stopped using chemicals. Ugh"</blockquote>



I've never used a remedy for mine, I usually am in long sleeves so that helps.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting he ... [snip!] ... using chemicals. Ugh"</blockquote> I've never used a remedy for mine, I usually am in long sleeves so that helps."</blockquote>




I never had it on my calves or back before :( I've noticed it for a few months though this time. Seems like so many people have it

heygirlheyyy♥ 1 child; Iowa 1303 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting momma melissa85:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... had it on my calves or back before :( I've noticed it for a few months though this time. Seems like so many people have it"</blockquote>



I know! I though I was the only one at one point in time.

I'mOnFire 1 child; Kentucky 2133 posts
20th Nov '12

DO they itch at all?
I know when it starts to get cold outside my husband gets COVERED in these red bumps some in clusters but they itch really bad so he says. He has went to the doctor about them a couple years ago and they said it was scabies... Even though I didn't have them? well he has gotten them every year as soon as cold strikes. I think it may just be the skin being irritated by the coldness? I thin kits some form of eczema but I could be wrong haha i'm no doctor but I do know the ones he has seen are idiots.



I know a few people who get the red bumps around this time of year though. i'd still go get it checked out but i seriously doubt it being anything life threatening. Just irritating for the most part.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'mOnFire:</b>" DO they itch at all? I know when it starts to get cold outside my husband gets COVERED in these red bumps ... [snip!] ... i'd still go get it checked out but i seriously doubt it being anything life threatening. Just irritating for the most part."</blockquote>




It doesn't itch. I don't think it is scabies lol I have seen that before. I've had it off and on my whole life. Its $50 to see a dermatologist! I gotta self diagnose lol

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" <blockquote><b>Quoting heygirlheyyy♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... had it on my calves or back before :( I've noticed it for a few months though this time. Seems like so many people have it"


a TON of people have it. something like half of all white people!



i have it very mildly. you cant really tell because i have so many freckles

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
26th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting shes*almost*one!:</b>" a TON of people have it. something like half of all white people! i have it very mildly. you cant really tell because i have so many freckles "</blockquote>




Lol me too