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How can a person with dry skin get rid of red dots on the legs ?

hi doctors.. I am a 14 years old female, and i think i might have some skin problems . i have a few of red dots on my legs and thighs. they do not itch or hurt. most of them are flat and only some of them are raised, and only a little. the dots are about this big -- *. some of them are visible and some are not, but they are red. they are not pimples and i do not have pimples (on my face or anywhere). my parents do not have them. by the way, i have really dry skin , and there are times where i m too lazy to apply lotion or creme. is that the cause of the red dots ? - my legs are not like covered entirely by the dots, there are about 10 - 20 on each leg. i had them since i was about 10, they don t bother me then but it does bother me now. it s winter/spring now and i really want them to go away because it s almost summar. so can you tell me what are the dots on my legs and why i have them, and also how to cure them.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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Hi dear, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!

You are probably suffering from a condition known as keratosis pilaris. In this, hair grows in skin & may cause red marks as described by you. Clinical pictures would have been useful. You may Ist start using some oil like coconut oil or olive oil on affected areas as you have a dry skin. You may also use Retino A 0.05% cream locally at night ONLY. Good luck.
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