View Full Version : Bumps on Arms?
07-05-2005, 10:40 PM
Does anyone else have those little pimples on their biceps? I've had them before, but now that I just had a baby, they are out of control. Must be the hormones. Anyway, does anyone have a remedy for them? I already use an acne body was, but it doesn't make a difference. Help!!!
You most likely have keratosis pilaris, a hereditary condition in which bumps of keratin protein congregate on the skin of the outer upper arms (don't be impressed, I got that through a google search). There was a product with AHA's that I was going to suggest (and will eventually be one of our advertisers, but dang it if I can't find them). I think they usually say AHA's are what you should use to help get rid of them, not scrubing. I get them too, but they tend to come and go for me.
07-06-2005, 09:40 AM
i've had them my whole life (what katy mentioned). a dermatologist recommended using a lotion called 'amlactin', i got it at drugstore.com. he also said sunlight is good for them, but i seem to have them more now in the summer :confused:
07-06-2005, 09:48 AM
i've had them my whole life
Same here. I went to a dermatologist once back in high school & he said they are very common (he even pulled up his shirt sleeve & showed me that he had them too). He didn't really recommend any particular treatment that I recall, & they've never really bothered me so since then I've never looked for any sort of treatment. But, it is good to know that supposedly there are lotions & things that might help reduce the look of them...maybe someday I'll give it a shot & see what happens. :)
07-06-2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks ladies! I have had them forever also, but they seem to be worse. I'm sure nobody else notices them, but they drive me nuts! Agh! I'll try to find the amlactin on drugstore.com.
07-06-2005, 10:46 PM
I have the same bumps...diagnosed by a dermatologist. He suggested Amlactin too.
Strange that yours got worse post-baby.....Mine did too! I noticed one day that they were ALL OVER my arms. I wasn't sure if they'd been there the whole pregnancy, but I hadn't noticed them until about 6 weeks PP.
07-07-2005, 07:41 AM
I have these bumps as well, my dermatologist recommended the same cream, but I haven't notice any difference when using the cream. :( Has anyone had success with this stuff?
07-07-2005, 08:41 AM
I have the same problem. They do seem to go away somewhat in the summer and become much less noticable. Also, I think wearing cotton helps a bit (vs a wool sweater in the winter). I realized that over exfoliating worsens the problem and now I try to moisturize as much as possible. Will try the cream though. May be it'll help.
07-07-2005, 11:15 AM
My derma diagnosed me as well. I have some great stuff. Tazroac cream. He said to put it on 3 times a week (maybe more if you could stand it). I put it on, no side effects, I started using it everyday. I reazlied it ,ade my arms VERY sensitive. It hurt to run into things really bad (I know my husband calls me Grace). So I switched to Mon, Wed, & Fri before bed. It helped with texture but not the color. Still red but a lot smoother. He also said to use a lotion with Betamide (sp?). I love this lotion.
I also just found Eucerin has a redness lotion. It is green, I can tell a difference when I use it. The Eucerin just covers the problem but the derma stuff helps to correct it.
My derma told me to exfoliate since all it is is dead skin that your body doesn't expel.
07-07-2005, 01:53 PM
You can also try Lac-Hydrin, an AHA lotion found over the counter.
LDS Angel 19
07-07-2005, 02:01 PM
I have them too, and they did get worse during pregnancy. This is interesting, I never really knew what they were. My mom always told me it was a vitamin deficency/malnutrition. (She dosen't like the way I eat... but i'm not THAT bad...)
my dh has what you just described. i'll reccomend those creams for him.
07-07-2005, 08:13 PM
Chicken Skin! I've had this my whole life and have really hated it. It's on my arms and legs and used to be on my face! The sun helps A LOT. I also use shower gloves when I bathe with a liquid soap and finish with baby oil. This really works in the winter (I have dry skin too). Unfortunately, I have them under my skin (no acutal bump but you can see that they are darker than the rest of my skin). There's nothing I can do about those-really frustrating.
After I use the baby oil I use a coco butter lotion and put it on about twice a day.
Also! Stay away from sunscreen that has PABA in it. PABA is a natural sunscreen that can cause an awful rash. (I used it once when I was in middle school and it made my bumps worse on top of a terribly itchy rash).
07-08-2005, 11:08 AM
I too have them and neer noticed them until I got preggo. Now that I about 8 months they are getting worse and I am starting to get litte freckles around them (the freckles don't bother me because I have them on my face and love them but the bump ugghhhh)
I am going to try some of those creams.
07-08-2005, 02:20 PM
I have these as well. They aren't bad enough lately to do anything about, but this is what cosmeticscop.com has to say:
Problem: Since I was five or six, I have had little bumps on the backs of my upper arms and now they have spread to other areas of my body. They don't hurt (although they itch sometimes) but they are very annoying. I read that these are Keratosis pilaris, a genetically inherited skin disorder caused by the skin's inability to exfoliate itself. Does this sound right? If so, what treatment options are available?
Solution: The diagnosis sounds fairly right-on. Keratosis pilaris is very common, finding a home on the upper arms, thighs, and shoulders. Keratosis pilaris tends to be more severe during the winter months but no one is sure why that is the case and it definitely isn't consistent for everyone. Basically, the bumpy rough spots are clogged pores that sometimes get red and irritated but rarely itch. Regrettably there is no available cure or universally effective treatment, though it is generally well accepted that unclogging pores and reducing inflammation can improve matters greatly (Source: eMedicine Journal, July 2, 2001, Volume 2, Number 7).
Lactic acid (a very effective form of alpha hydroxy acid) can help exfoliate skin cells, but lactic acid isn't effective for dissolving lipids, so it can't penetrate into the pore and exfoliate the lining of the pore that is a major cause of the problem. For that, you would need a beta hydroxy acid product with the active ingredient salicylic acid and a pH low enough for exfoliation to occur. It is also helpful to avoid bar soaps that can irritate skin or cause clogged pores. A gentle body shampoo is best. The recommendation to scrub away the plugs can mean you inflame the area and still leave the skin feeling rough and bumpy below the surface where the abrasive can't reach.
Another common condition that can manifest itself as visible red bumps on the arms and thighs is bacterial folliculitis. This inflammatory condition involves an infection of the hair follicle by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It begins with mild swelling and redness around the hair follicle and may eventually become small, inflamed pustules. This condition is most common in persons with a lot of body hair, but can occur on anyone. The most common form of prescribed treatment is a course of oral antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins) but topically applied antibiotics are also helpful (Source: The Skin Sourcebook, 1998, pages 162--164). You can also try treating the affected area with daily application of a product containing 5% or 10% benzoyl peroxide. This topical disinfectant is often helpful in keeping these inflamed, acne-like bumps under control.
She sells all the products that are mentioned in the article. I've bought a few things from her, and have had excellent luck.
07-08-2005, 02:29 PM
WOW... I have had these bumps since puberty to the present (I'm 30), but only recently have thought about going to a dermotologist to have them checked out. I always thought they were odd, since I haven't had too many acne problems in my life. Exfoliating doesn't really help, but they are definitely better in the summertime after I get some sun. I will have to check out the OTC creams and see if it makes a difference
07-19-2005, 07:49 AM
I was just going to make a appt today to see a doctor. Glad I found this thread - mine have gotten out of control after being pregnant. I am going to try some of these OTC remedies!
I wanted to pop in and catch up on this thread and low and behold, there at the bottom of the posts is the very product I was trying to recall the name of. It's by Derma Doctor. I've also heard that the exfoliant wash by MdFormulations is a great product for the arm bumpies.
07-19-2005, 03:31 PM
I have also just gotten the Amlactin and it seems to be working. I had to ask the pharmacist for it, altho you don't need a prescription. :)
I've had them since I was a small child. The only thing that ever worked (including prescriptions) was Eucerin creme (not lotion, but creme). Apply right after your shower and at night before bed.
07-20-2005, 05:44 PM
I just had a 6 month dermatologist skin cancer check yesterday and talked with him about this. Mine also got worse after pregnancy and used to go away when I got sun on my arms; however, I was diagnosed with melanoma last year so I don't get sun on my arms anymore. My derm suggested Betamide Lotion or Umecta. He gave me samples of both and said he'd write an RX for whichever I preferred. I'm BF'ing my DD so I talked with a lactation consultant to make sure these were safe. She couldn't find any information on them and they probably are safe, but she recommended trying a homeopathic approach. I picked up some jojoba oil today and am giving it a try tonight to see if that works. It might not since it sounds like the bumps need to be exfoliated. Anyway, I'm giving the jojoba oil a try - it can't hurt. I'm super paranoid about medicines - topical or oral - b/c I've had 8 allergic reactions to meds and my DD tends to be sensitive, too. I would just love to feel comfortable enough in my own skin to wear sleeveless shirts.
07-20-2005, 10:26 PM
I have them. I have always wondered about them because I don't have much acne and the rest of my skin is very smooth except for the upper arm bumps. They don't really bother me though.
07-21-2005, 09:18 AM
They don't really bother me though.
You know what? Same here. :p I posted in this thread earlier because I too have these bumps on my upper arms. It's been interesting to see the various treatments people are recommending...but I'm not running out to the store to try them myself at the moment. They just don't bother me all that much.
However, mine might not be as bad as other people's. Several people here have said theirs got much worse after being PG, for example. If mine got worse (i.e. more noticeable) then I probably would be looking for some effective treatments to try.
05-17-2006, 11:01 AM
I've never had bumps on my arms until after having DS last December. It's really embarrassing. Some are red, some are skin-colored, and some are white. It looks like a rash or something, but it's not going away.
For those of you who used Amlactin or AHA's, how long did it take before the bumps went away or at least got a little better?
Also, I'm worried about putting those types of lotions on my arms because I hold DS all the time, and he touches my arms a lot. I don't want it to get on him and irritate his skin or somehow harm him.
05-17-2006, 11:50 AM
I have these on my upper arms, and I've noticed they've really gone *down* since getting pregnant!! :eek:
I'm notorious for squeezing the bigger ones when I'm bored, and lately...nothing!
my doc has commented on them a few times, but never really told me to try anything to get rid of them
05-17-2006, 12:11 PM
Mine never get inflamed, it's more of an overall bumpiness that give my arms a texture I hate.
I've had the best success just staying VERY WELL moisturized. This keeps the skin plumped up and feeling much softer to the touch. I've use Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Body Moisturizer, Kiehls, and Burt's Bees Body Lotion in Milk and Honey. I love the Burt's because it's inexpensive and the best smelling, but as effective as the other two.
05-17-2006, 12:19 PM
Big time CC lurker, but I always feel compelled when I read something about dermatology (I used to work for a dermatology company.)
Most of this thread is right...it's Keratosis Pilaris. The thing is, there isn't really anything that will make it go away - nothing prescription at least. There are things that will help - since it's similar to acne, acne medications may help. However, what they will do it most likely take away the bumps, but not the redness (that's how the meds will affect KP). Amlactin or AHA's may or may not help. Tazorac or any other prescribed acne medication may or may not help. It does get better with sun exposure.
With your son, probably best to let the lotion or med sit on your skin for 30 minutes or an hour before you let your son touch your skin. It should definitely set it during that time and shouldn't rub off on your son.
Good luck! KP is a pain...derm companies are trying to find a way to get rid of them!
05-17-2006, 12:19 PM
I had this really bad after I gave birth. In fact, I thought it was a rash. I had it on my arms, legs, butt-you name it. I went to a dermatologist and he redommended Amlactin, too. I only used it a couple times-I couldn't stand the smell. It was like I had just been at the pool. It eventually went away on it's own. My theory is that DS was sucking me dry.:p
05-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Since I started the thread, I'll come back and put my update in. :)
I've been using Amlactin religiously since July, but it has only helped a little and only on one side for some reason. :confused: When I saw my dermatologist for my yearly skin check in October, he told me that KP is hereditary and is very hard to cure. He prescribed some medication for it (can't remember what--some kind of acne medication), but I was still breastfeeding and didn't want to risk it.
FWIW, I put the Amlactin on every day and am always holding my daughter and it hasn't bothered her. :)
05-19-2006, 12:38 AM
I have this too and after reading this thread a few months ago, I tried the Amlactin. It definitely helps but doesn't get rid of it. In fact, it doesn't work any better than using any other random moisturizer I was using before, IMO. My dad has it too and he has always just used a thick moisturizer like sunblock.
The only thing that did get rid of it for me was being pg, like maplekitty said! Being pg gave me the best skin of my life....and then as soon as I had DS, it was right back to normal.
I use the Amlactin twice daily and it doesn't bother my 8 mo old DS, who happens to have pretty sensitive skin.
my dh has been washing his arms with baking soda, applying toner, and using daily lotion. the bumps aren't completely gone, but it is much less visible and his arms are smoother.
05-19-2006, 10:37 AM
Asha- Thanks! I am going to give this a try today! :)
I wanted to pop in and catch up on this thread and low and behold, there at the bottom of the posts is the very product I was trying to recall the name of. It's by Derma Doctor. I've also heard that the exfoliant wash by MdFormulations is a great product for the arm bumpies.I"m quoting myself here because the MdFormulations stuff works great for me. I notice a pretty immediate difference and aim for every other day. And when I don't use it for a couple days, I really notice that they're back, and itchy and I'm picking and picking. I never thought to try the baking soda approach.
05-20-2006, 06:20 PM
We recently got this product as a sample in our office and I really like it. I have had those bumps on my arms for years as well and this stuff really helped. It does a really good job exfolliating. I started out using once a day for a week straight and now I use it twice a week.
It's called Emu-Lac. One very important thing to rememeber is that when you use any of these products with lactic and alpha hydroxy acids is you MUST use sunscreen.
05-20-2006, 08:51 PM
I have this as well. Went to a derm in HS and I got this awful awful slimy liquid to apply and never noticed a difference.
Being in the sun helps a LOT! However, it's not quite tank weather around here yet. I bought a gentle exfoliant body wash and have been mositurizing everday with the Jergens Glow line (subtle self tanner in it). This seems to keep the redness covered up and keeps them smooth.
In the last couple of years, it has traveled down my forearms (very noticeable when I'm pale!) and I have it on my upper thighs and butt too. BAH!
05-21-2006, 06:52 AM
I was just reading about this last night!
Q- The back of my arms have red bumps. I've tried everything. Help!
A- You probably have keratosis pilaris, says Neal B. Schultz, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. Look closely. Do you see hard white bumps? These rub against clothing and get irritated (hence the redness). They occur when dead skin cells don't shed properly and end up trapped in hair follicles. Doctors aren't sure why this happens, but there is a fix: an exfoliating lotion with glycolic acid. (No grainy scrubs- they will irritate skin further). Try NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution AHA 8, $16, daily. In about a month, you'll be shopping for tank tops.
Self Magazine June 2006
05-23-2006, 03:25 AM
What is inexpensive and has worked for me is Vaseline-Healthy Body Complexion lotion. It has AHA's- my arms were smooth after applying it daily for about 2 weeks.
05-24-2006, 08:33 PM
I ran out and bought the Eucerin redness reducing lotion today. I just tried it and am pretty impressed. Almost any old lotion will get rid of the bumps if I use it faithfully, but NOTHING gets rid of the redness. This lotion does a pretty damn good job. I'd say my arms are 95% less red.
FYI, when I looked it up on the Euderin website, there's a place to sign up for free samples. I signed up, but decided I didn't want to wait.
Is everyone still pleased with the remedies they're using? I don't have that much redness, but I definitely have the bumps.
07-12-2007, 05:46 PM
I have had them all.of.my.life and they were horrible when I was in grade school. I saw several doctors about it (way back then) and nothing seemed to help. However, (and I rather hate to admit this) they have gotten better as I have gotten older. Granted, they aren't gone, but are much less noticable.
Not sure who mentioned it earlier, but keeping well moisturized was helpful to me.
Is everyone still pleased with the remedies they're using? I don't have that much redness, but I definitely have the bumps.Yes! I've been using MD Formulations' Face and Body Scrub (http://www.mdformulations.com/jump.jsp?itemID=41&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C9%2C44&KickerID=21&KICKER) 2-4x a week. It does a great job of keeping them at bay. You can get it any Sephora or Bare Escentuals store - though try to get the jumbo size when you see it (it's out once a year - Sephora might keep it in a draw, so ask) since it's a much better deal and will easily last a full year. I also use it on my face at the same time while I'm in the shower - I put on my conditioner, lather up my face, my chest & arms and get to work shaving my legs before rinsing it off.
Yes! I've been using MD Formulations' Face and Body Scrub (http://www.mdformulations.com/jump.jsp?itemID=41&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C9%2C44&KickerID=21&KICKER) 2-4x a week. It does a great job of keeping them at bay. You can get it any Sephora or Bare Escentuals store - though try to get the jumbo size when you see it (it's out once a year - Sephora might keep it in a draw, so ask) since it's a much better deal and will easily last a full year. I also use it on my face at the same time while I'm in the shower - I put on my conditioner, lather up my face, my chest & arms and get to work shaving my legs before rinsing it off.
Thanks. I have really sensitive skin. Do you? Has it been a problem?
07-12-2007, 07:46 PM
Wow. Add this to the things you learned on CC. I always thought that I just had acne on my arms. I never thought about asking the MD about it. Next time I go I will have to do that. In the meantime, thanks for the treatment suggestions. They drive me nuts sometimes.
07-12-2007, 08:10 PM
I totally second what Katy said about MD Formulations Face & Body Scrub. I get mine at Ulta (which is like Sephora). I have really sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate at all. I also use it about 3 times a week and follow up with Amlactin Lotion every day (available at your local pharmacy). My bumps are almost completely gone and have been for about a year. :)
EJS - I don't consider my skin to be sensitive, but my derm does. So yeah, it doesn't bother me at all. Though since it's a glycolic, you will feel a bit of a burn - you'll eventually get used to it.
Alicia - glad it works for you as well. I've been using it now for about 3 years and I love it! Which is a good thing because I was/am a picker and I would just dig at those bumps non-stop - it drove my hubby crazy.
07-13-2007, 06:59 AM
What about this product (http://www.amazon.com/DERMAdoctor-Duty-Dermatologist-Moisturizing-Therapy/dp/B0000ZREXQ):
Any L-T success with that? My arms are markedly better in the sun, but I still have them on my legs and where the sun do'n't shine ;) It's so expensive though, so if there's any good drugstore equivalent, I'm up for recs.
07-13-2007, 11:56 AM
I continued using the Amlactin for awhile but then last fall switched to using Arbonne's Nutrimin RE9 Body Wash and Body Serum daily. Believe it or not, the redness and bumps are COMPLETELY gone and have remained so for months. I honestly thought I'd never get rid of them and was pleasantly surprised that this has worked so well.
07-25-2007, 08:56 PM
I am one of the ones that was kindly effected with the bumps post-partum. I am one year pp, but just started noticing them in the last couple of months.
I picked some Amlactin but haven't started using it yet.
I read that anything under 15% is okay to use during pregnancy though when I do get pg again I will consult my doctor.
Has anyone used an AHA during pregnancy?
And the big question is, do the bumps go away during pregnancy? We are going to ttc next month and I wonder if I should even start using it now.
07-26-2007, 08:44 AM
Jessey-I think I used it when I was pregnant with Abbey, but I can't remember. I know for sure I used it while breastfeeding and it wasn't an issue.
07-29-2007, 02:16 PM
I know some people have said they got this when they became pregnant or PP, but anyone ever just have it turn up totally randomly?
I had bumps show up on my outer upper arm about a week ago. It started out as white raised spots on my reddish arms (i just have pink undertones). I had two people ask me in one day "what's wrong with your arms?" becuase they'd never been there before! They've gotten a little better the past few days, but they're still there. Just wondering if anyone else had them appear at a seemingly random time. If not, maybe it's just a regular rash for me?
07-30-2007, 08:23 AM
Ugh! I have this too! I get the little bumps but not as much as my arms are always red! My arms dont even feel dry or bumpy. But you can see red dots all over the back of my arms and it has gotten worse since I've been pregnant. I am going to try Eucerine. Thanks!!
08-02-2007, 08:35 AM
Can someone tell me the exact name of the Eucerin lotion that you used for the redness? I went to the store yesterday and found a bunch but nothing that specifially said for redness. Thanks!
08-02-2007, 09:20 AM
I've had wonderful success with KP Duty, which is posted above. I have redness and the bumps.
08-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Can someone tell me the exact name of the Eucerin lotion that you used for the redness? I went to the store yesterday and found a bunch but nothing that specifially said for redness. Thanks!Eucerin has a product line called "Redness Relief" that includes several products - check out their website at www.eucerin.com. :)
09-04-2007, 05:46 PM
I have a pretty bad case of KP on my upperarms that flared up postpartum.
I tried Eucerin Plus (http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_plusbody.html) (which is specifically made for KP), for a couple of months. I think it is too mild for me and I only had modest results. It was also pretty sticky.
I bought KP Duty last week and noticed results almost immediately. All the bumps are disappearing and my skin feels pretty smooth. I just wish I hadn't picked on them in the first place :o, not sure if I can get the scars to disappear too. Any suggestions?
Also, I just use a tiny dab of KP Duty on each arm. A little goes a long way.
09-04-2007, 06:10 PM
I know some people have said they got this when they became pregnant or PP, but anyone ever just have it turn up totally randomly?
AHammer - I've had KP since college, maybe even before that. Usually I would notice a few bumps on my upper arms during the winter, then it would disappear by spring/summer. I also noticed that it would flare up when I wore non-cotton materials for a long period of time. But basically, it wasn't a big deal and I paid it no attention.
After I had a baby it wouldn't go away by itself and I couldn't ignore it anymore. My skin was dry & chalky and I would joke that DS was sucking the moisture out of me ;)
I've read that it's hereditary but can be "activated" by excess dryness, synthetic materials, diet change, lack of vit. d/sunlight. . .
09-04-2007, 06:15 PM
I have this problem too and its driving me crazy. This might sound gross but I always scratch at the bumps to get rid of them so my skin is smooth which then makes it worse because I scar. I don't think the scarring is too noticeable because I have a lot of freckles.
Can you buy the KP Duty stuff anywhere other than amazon?
I may not have the same kind of bumps, but I just shave my upper arm several times in a sitting, while using the product I use to shave my legs with. I don't shave them every time I shave my legs, only when the bumps start to become really noticeable. That mostly does the trick for me. It serves the purpose of exfoliation. I don't have any redness though.
09-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Can you buy the KP Duty stuff anywhere other than amazon?
Sephora has it in store & online. You can also get it directly from Dermadoctor. They have a shipping deal going on right now-- http://www.dermadoctor.com/product.asp?productid=850&AID=5161
09-05-2007, 07:11 AM
I think I'm going to treat myself and buy that stuff. I've gotten over that it's on my arms, but (embarrassing :o) it's on my butt, tops of my thighs and in winter, on my cheeks. The dermatologist warned me I could start seeing it in more places, but I was 18 and immune to any worries at the time.
Ali - I've thought about shaving them. Interesting...
12-10-2007, 02:09 PM
Okay, so I'm now almost five months PP and this stupid KP is still with me! :( I'm breastfeeding, so I'm wondering if I can expect it to keep up as long as I continue with that. Anyway, just curious as to which stuff I should buy; the KP Duty or one of the other products listed in this thread? :confused: I've got these darn bumps on my arms, but the area most affected are my upper legs. I've even got some on my lower legs, butt and a few on my stomach!!
12-11-2007, 08:19 AM
jimmysgirl-I have had really good luck with the Amlactin lotion (available at any drugstore) and with the MD Formulations Face & Body Scrub. I get the MD Formulations at Ulta. It is wonderful! Not only has it almost completely gotten rid of the bumps, but it makes my skin look great as well. :) (FWIW, I used both products while breastfeeding.)
12-11-2007, 09:46 AM
Is the Amlactin lotion on the shelves, or is it kept behind the counter of the pharmacy? And is there a place online for the Formulations stuff?
12-11-2007, 10:21 AM
The Amlactin used to be behind the pharmacy counter, but I have recently seen it on the shelves. It is in a very plain white bottle. (I get mine at Costco or Walgreens and it is on the shelves there.) I think you can probably also order the MD Formulations online. Go to www.ulta.com. It’s the Face and Body Scrub. I think it’s like $35, but it is so worth it!
02-08-2008, 09:44 AM
I just ordered the MD Formulations stuff. I gave the Arbonne Nutrimin C body serum a go. It seems to make a small difference, but not enough for me. I want these bumps GONE, dammit! :mad: They are so darn ugly and unsightly, you can see them on my legs right through my nylons. And I'm glad for long sleeves so nobody can see the ones on my arms!
04-17-2008, 01:53 PM
Did anyone break out even worse or get a rash from the AmLactin lotion? I have tried to use it on 2 different occassions and BOTH times it made my arms worse.
I even was out in the sun today with DS and noticed my arms seeming to feel like they were burning and I look and my arms are so spotty red and I have tiny bumps everywhere. Grrr!
I need another suggestion. My derm said the lotion should work but it doesnt. They also sell a "KP Kit" that I'm thinking about getting.
Anyone like the KP Duty? Dos it help with the bumps and redness? I HATE the redness!!
04-17-2008, 02:27 PM
I personally like KP Duty, and it helped with both the bumps and the redness for me.
04-18-2008, 09:21 AM
Bensgirl Just wanted to let you know that since I started using the MD Formulations face and body scrub, the bumps on my legs have gone down considerably and almost disappeared from my arms completely. I use it in conjuction with Arbonne Nutrimin C body gelee. I wish it wasn't so expensive, but I couldn't stand the bumps, so I'll pay the money it takes to get rid of them! My last 16 ounce bottle of MD Formulations cost around $50 with shipping! :rolleyes:
05-22-2008, 03:58 PM
I got these awful bumps during my pregnancy. I've been using the Amlactin for about a month. They're much better, but like another poster, if I'm out in the sun without sunscreen, I'll get a horrible rash...almost like sun poison.
I'm going to check into the MD Formulations that has been mentioned. Does anyone know of any online coupons for Ulta? We do not have a store here.
06-30-2009, 03:48 AM
Any other new treatments? I am so sick of these bumps & redness. I am going to get MD Formulations and probably KP Duty today.
Those who have used the MD Form and KP Duty, did you just buy the lotion from KP Duty? Or the whole kit?
06-30-2009, 06:38 AM
I bought just the lotion from KP Duty. I really want more, but it's so darn expensive!
06-30-2009, 07:01 AM
Andrea Did it work for the redness and bumps? I mean, to be honest, my skin has never felt dry or anything. I just have the red skin, red follicles and the bumps of course. But never any dryness. I use the AmLactin every night after my shower.
06-30-2009, 07:47 AM
Yeah, it worked for the bumps and redness for me. Not sure if it would work for everyone.
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