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Suggest treatment for rashes on the skin

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Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Question: I have these tiny spots on my skin that Ive had for as long as I can remember. They never really worried me until recently I started paying closer to them, i think i may have a lot more than I used too, though i cant be sure if Im just being paranoid. i have them on my upper arms, chest, back amd stomach, could it be a disease of some sort, or is it a rash or is it normal? should i get checked?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

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Hello. thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload a few clear representative images in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
these are the pictures
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Images not received

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Images not received. Kindly reupload in "Reports section" or else you may mail me the images at YYYY@YYYY with the subject of the mail as Attention: Dr. kakkar.
Alternatively you may contact customer care. They will guide you in uploading the images.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (9 minutes later)
ok i just emailed them to you i dont seem to be able to upload them here
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Keratosis pilaris

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.

I think those bumps are of Keratosis Pilaris (KP's)- follicular papules with a central rough keratotic core. Sometimes there is also a coiled hair trapped inside the keratin plug. KP's may be skin colored or slightly red in appearance and impart a rough texture to the skin. KP's are more common and more numerous in those who are atopics and have a dry skin
I suggest that you use an Ammonium Lactate based moisturizer Or a Urea based moisturizer to help exfoliate the keratin.
In addition I ususlly suggest my patients to take an oral Vitamin A supplement (Retinyl palmitate 50000IU) once a day for 2-3 months to help normalize keratinization.

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Brief Answer: Kindly upload images Detailed Answer: Hello. thank you for writing to us. I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload a few clear representative images in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better. Regards