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I have these little bumps...
I have these little bumps on my arms that are filled with like small cysts. My arms aren't greasy or anything. I used to think it was keratosis polaris, but they're not scaley like a chicken either. I've gone on acutane before which cleared my face, but I still have these bumps on my arm. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
They're not usually so red... I kind of pick them
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Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago
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you should try cutting out gluten, white flour, pasta, bread, milk out of your diet for 2-4 weeks and see if the skin gets better.

I bet your skin will

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Actually, I already eat gluten-free! It did get better for a while, but now it's back :/
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

you should ask your doctor for blood testing for androgens

do you have cysts in your ovaries.

there are conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome which can cause skin acne symptoms

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I've actually been told I have relatively low testosterone before. Also, no cysts. They recently checked.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Is it considered acne even if it's not oily?
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

it may be a mild acne

it could be due to soap or food allergies you have.

you may need to cut out milk and see if that helps.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I already don't drink milk..
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

I see.

have you tried going on birth control pills?

that could help regulate hormones.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have a hormonal IUD
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It was the same when I was on the pill
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

I think you should see an allergy and immunology doctor and get skin testing to check for food and environmental allergies to see if something you are exposed to is causing the acne like rash.

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