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I have dry bumps all over my lower legs. They started

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I have dry white bumps all over my lower legs. They started appearing on my ankles and have now moved onto my feet and up my legs. I have tried to remove them using scrubbers, etc but to now avail. I keep my legs moisturied but these bumps are very noticable and I have been asked a lot what it is. I have been told that it is inherited from my mother and nothing can be done. I have used all of the recommended lotions. Can these be removed surgically using lasers?   I live most of the time in very warm climates and I have to wear pants to cover my legs. Thanks for your help

Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 8 years ago.
Hello.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for your question.

If the bumps are like white heads at the root of hair follicles, these could be folliculitis. Using a topical antibiotic like bacitracin will take care of them. Steroid ointments like hydrocortisone 1% can also be helpful.

Do not try to squeeze the bumps as these would damage the skin.

Check this link to see if the bumps could be white heads.

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