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Why does zit appear on arm? Why does it make me uneasy?

Hey my name is Brian nice to meet you I have a question and This have been going on for 2 days first my elbow started to swallow ( just a bit not a big deal ) but here s where it gets weird on my elbow a zit randomly appears in a spot then it grows my mom says its poo or something and tells me to pop it soo ... I do and then I see a little hole so it s like a zit only that it s bigger and wet and gooey to be honest the goo is green I dunno is that s what my mom meant with poo but I m a little uneased and I want to get rid of this as fast as possible *note : I m 13 years old soo... No sex or other stuff involved :( it hurts every time I stretch it plz help
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Brian,
Welcome to HCM.

The lesions on elbows you described suggests that you may be having phrynoderma.
There are small spiny papules on elbow and surrounding skin.
The skin might be dry and rough.
There would be no itching. You might feel to rupture the lesions and to remove white keratinous material..right?

It is phrynoderma , caused by vitamin A deficiency.
It is common in children.

Take vitamin A daily capsule aquasol A. Also take vitamin E and C to enhance the the improvement.
Keep the skin moist.
Rub salicylic acid containing oint.
Eat vitamin A containing food..papaya,banana,carrot,fish..etc

I feel, you would be better in few months.
I hope you got my answer.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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