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Thick skin on back, skin getting rough on arms and back. Solution?

The skin on the top of my back became thickened over the last 3 or so months, it has now become rough and when I feel it there it feel like there are little hard bits of skin, the change in texture of skin is spreading down my back and the top of my arms is becoming rough. The skin does not appear dry. I usually have fine smooth skin. I am concerned of what it may be. I cannot really see the changes as I wear glasses and don t see well close up
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
from the description provided, you could be having keratosis pilaris or acne. KP is characterised by small little bumps with a tiny keratin plug in centre.
Just use a mild emollient and apply tretinoin gel in night over affected areas. Tretinoin causes mild peeling of skin and has anti acne properties so it will help in both the cases.
Hope this helped.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 31 Oct 2013
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