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How to get rid of bumpy skin?

i have little bumps on my arms, thighs, neck and face i hate living with them and i just want to have smooth skin like evryone else! How do I get rid of these bumps. These bumps are like white heads and sometimes when i squeeze them white stuff comes out. Help!! Ive had this for my hole life.


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Hi,
Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin.
Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy.
Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled.There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris; however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent.
Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Also, beta hydroxy acids can help improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin.
ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris
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Bumps On My Arms.
This is what I have. Bumps on my arms look just like this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

Doctors give reassurance that the condition will improve or cease with age, typically after 30.
I must say WRONG! I just turned 39 a few days ago and this started 6 or 7 months ago. Some say I've read it doesn't itch, mine sometimes do, or more like a little slight sting then gone. Witch makes me want to rub or scratch it. Nobody mentioned this spreads when you scratch it. I'm here to say it does!  If you see or are getting the begining signs of it, refran from scratching or it will spread to your lower arm as did mine then to the tops of my legs where there too I've scratched, and rub my lower ams on my upper legs. I scratched my back too where i could reach and it moved there too, where I could reach it moves.
General practitioners are often unable to identify the condition because it has not been any studys. EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A DEMAND FOR A CURE ! ! AND MANY MANY SUFFERS.

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