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Suggest remedies for ingrown hair on legs and bumps on arms

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: I have ingrown hairs on my legs and also bumps on my arms and reddish ones on my back what would help with this
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
oral and topical preparations

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I an dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have reviewed image.

You seem to have keratosis pilaris.

I would suggest you to apply benzoyl peroxide 5% gel, twice daily. In addition I would also suggest an oral antibiotic e.g Doxycycline 100mg capsule twice daily. These are prescription drugs and i suggest you to use them under supervision of a doctor in your vicinity.

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Suggest remedies for ingrown hair on legs and bumps on arms

Brief Answer: oral and topical preparations Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us. I an dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have reviewed image. You seem to have keratosis pilaris. I would suggest you to apply benzoyl peroxide 5% gel, twice daily. In addition I would also suggest an oral antibiotic e.g Doxycycline 100mg capsule twice daily. These are prescription drugs and i suggest you to use them under supervision of a doctor in your vicinity. Regards