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What are these bumps on my skin (pic)

(14 Posts)
Happybee09 Wed 29-Mar-17 14:30:52

I have these small raised bumps on my skin and they are driving me insane, at first I thought it was just dry skin on my legs until I noticed I have it on the backs of my forearms too (I don't usually get itchy even if skin is dry)
I haven't shaved/waxed for a few weeks so not a rash from that, haven't changed washing powder, never suffered with skin conditions have been applying moisturiser but hasn't improved
Sorry pic isn't great but they're really small (smaller than a flea/mosquito bite)
I will go to pharmacist but would rather not get my hairy legs out if possible grin

Happybee09 Wed 29-Mar-17 21:48:56

It's almost like a heat rash expect I'm always cold so can't be that

MrsMonstrosity Wed 29-Mar-17 21:50:50

Have you changed your washing powder recently?

AdorableMisfit Wed 29-Mar-17 21:55:13

Could it be keratosis pilaris?

whojamaflip Wed 29-Mar-17 22:00:08

I'm wheat intolerant and get something similar when I've given into my cravings and eaten bread - just a thought?

kalinkafoxtrot45 Wed 29-Mar-17 22:01:04

Can't see too clearly but if you've had them a long time it could be keratosis. Try a moisturizer with a lot of urea in. Palmers Skin Smoothing lotion and Dermadoctor KP Duty also good.

notanothernamechangebabes Wed 29-Mar-17 22:14:59

I'm wheat intolerant too, and I get this when I've .... indulged. Then turns into a psoriasis like rash if I don't nip it in the bud.

Interestingly is also triggered by denim, many many shampoos and when I use peroxide on my hair.

Happybee09 Thu 30-Mar-17 07:30:43

A little bit clearer they seem to have come out a bit more but still very small like pin pricks but are very pale (as a pose to a bite that's usually very dark pink)

Happybee09 Thu 30-Mar-17 07:39:03

Thanks everyone for replies smile
I haven't made any drastic changes and they've only been there for a few days, but only on my legs and forearms (I only noticed as they're itchy).
I don't think I'm wheat intolerant although I have had a few slices of toast over the past week or so which I don't usually
Haven't changed washing powder, only use non bio as ds suffers from eczema.
I applied some cream that ds uses for his eczema and it seemed to soothe it temporarily

I've just had a google of the keratosis and it does sound like that (looks like goosebumps) I'll try some cream with urea in it and see how I get on

Thanks for the replies flowersbrew

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Thu 30-Mar-17 07:42:08

Which washing powder? Fairy the bastards have changed the scent recently only noticeable with a tiny "new scent" written at the bottom of the label. I'm allergic to all sorts, including this new scent. 🙄 Worth checking?

NotJanine Thu 30-Mar-17 07:45:40

Have you been taking any medicine? Painkillers?

Happybee09 Thu 30-Mar-17 08:37:18

Not taken any painkillers

I do use faith but I don't think it would be that as ds skin is very sensitive and his hasn't flared up (although I won't rule it out)

loveyoutothemoon Thu 30-Mar-17 11:42:46

It does look like a wheat/gluten intolerance.

MiniMum97 Fri 31-Mar-17 00:32:32

I have this. I use a scrubby mitt and it helps loads.

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