Little red spots (legs and thighs) RSS

Nov 9, 2007 7:32pm
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Rebecca V MUA

Member since 2007

Does anybody else get these? I get them even in places I dont shave (ie- top of my thighs/hips) They are little red spots – very unattractive. I find them mainly on my thighs. I think they are similar to tiny ingrown hairs. I exfoliate regularly too. I did read somewhere there is a cream you can use that has lactic acid in that stops the spots – does anybody know what it is called? I think its available from chemists but I cant find it.

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Nov 11, 2007 10:49pm
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angela

my guess is heat rash (even in winter). i get it on my upper outer arms if its what im thinking of… i find an after sun gel works to calm the appearance. maybe that helps sorry if it doesnt

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Nov 12, 2007 8:40am
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sharnsb

Member since 2007

it is heat rash….
anything with aleo vera will help
i get it alot worse as i am illergic to heat!

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Nov 12, 2007 8:51am
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Rebecca V MUA

Member since 2007

Its not heat rash, I have it ALL the time. I’m hot but not that hot, hehe. I can squeeze them ( I know it sounds gross, sorry) They are almost like tincy wincy pimples/ingrown hairs where the hair follicle is.

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Nov 12, 2007 11:02am
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sharnsb

Member since 2007

soundsl ike your illergic to the washing powder you use!

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Nov 16, 2007 12:47am
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4boys1princess

Member since 2007

I get these too on my arms mostly. I try to exfolliate and moisturize I have heard of a cream too but I dont know what it is its probobly expensive. Lately I tried clinique sparkle skin scrub which I found to be really good.

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Nov 16, 2007 7:21pm
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you_cant_see_me

Member since 2007

Glitter girl, I have the same problem. I’m sooooo used to the heat, but I can’t understand why it keeps appearing. It occurs during any season.

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Nov 19, 2007 12:23am
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susanbritney

I was gonna say heat rash too,until I read the rest of the posts,so It can’t be that.

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Nov 19, 2007 2:25pm
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jayniepie

I get this too – sooooo annoying. At least you can hide your legs a bit – I get it across my chest which is so hard to hide in summer! Switching my washing powder sounds like something worth trying though…

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Nov 28, 2007 10:07pm
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Billywig

Member since 2007

I get these as well :( Little red bumps all over my thighs… I don’t think that it’s heat rash though…
I assumed that it was something to do with shaving, until I read your post… Hmmm…

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Dec 2, 2007 4:12pm
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prittykitty

i get these. i think they’re just what happens when my skin gets irritated. itchy clothes (even just brushing against someone wearing wool) or grass or anything can set them off. i avoid irritating fabrics and i don’t exfoliate very often because that irritates my skin too. maybe try exfoliating less, you could be stripping the skin of it’s natural oils and irritating it.

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Dec 5, 2007 12:33pm
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jodib

Member since 2007

If you are squeezing something out of them try applying witch hazel twice daily to see if that helps. I find it really clears up my ingrowns. You can get witch hazel from most supermarkets in the cosmetics/heath aisle

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Dec 5, 2007 2:08pm
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Elmo

Member since 2007

Wow I never knew you could use witch hazel for ingrowns?? I’ve used it as a toner before but didn’t know there were other ways you could use it! I’m going to give that one a try…

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Dec 6, 2007 2:45pm
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jodib

Member since 2007

Witch hazel has many uses. It is an astringent but also has healing power. I thought I’d try it on my ingrowns for no particular reason and it worked. I’m often trying new things in the middle of the night when something bothers me lol

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Dec 6, 2007 6:44pm
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Rebecca V MUA

Member since 2007

I finally found the cream with lactic acid in it, its called Calmurid (by Galderma), its mainly Urea and lactic acid, the lady in the Chemist says the little red spots are a type of eczema – which makes sense as I do suffer mild eczema in the summer months. It’s only $8.30. I’ll let you know if it works.

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Dec 13, 2007 4:22pm
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georgie_girl_93

I get them to but i get eczema aswell .

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Dec 31, 2007 11:03am
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gorjus

Member since 2007

I got mine checked a few days ago and I am told it’s a form of eczema. Try a sample bottle of QV lotion from your pharmacist as this is not meant to irritate the skin. My doc also told me to try find any irritant source and eliminate it, keep up the water, and if you can, try expose the spotted area to sunlight. Also do not apply hot or very warm water to the surface eiter as that will dehydrate it and cause flare-ups.
I hope this helps :)

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Jan 2, 2008 7:57pm
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bexie

Member since 2007

i get these too i think it were the clothes rub
witch hazel on ingrowns i’ll try that thanks :)

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Feb 6, 2008 12:51pm
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lgauci

Member since 2008

Heat rash is very annoying

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Feb 14, 2008 6:26pm
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Billywig

Member since 2007

Thanks Redlox, I’ll try those :)

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Feb 18, 2008 12:27pm
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xdisturbedmindx

Member since 2008

i get these little spots in winter on my inner thighs nd around my knees. in summer they go . i dunno wat it is but it dusnt bother me taht much cause in winter i cover up anyway

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Feb 25, 2008 3:08pm
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lgauci

Member since 2008

I didnt know its a heat rash thanks

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Mar 6, 2008 5:18pm
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Cass666

Member since 2008

I get the same red dots on my legs and find myself constantly picking at them.
They are so annoying and are there all the time. No idea what they are though.

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Mar 7, 2008 4:21pm
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adcarey

Try Skin Docotrs in grow go – very effective

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Mar 12, 2008 10:24pm
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Beauty Guru

It’s quite possibly Keratosis Pilaris, which is a build up of keratin in the hair follicle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris
It’s impossible to get rid of completely but if you exfoliate physically and use a product with AHAs then it should stay under control. Vitamin A serums can also help but they are expensive. KP occurs most often in people who have family histories of asthma, allergies, hayfever and eczema. I find that the best cover-up for KP is fake tan! I can hardly notice the red dots when my arms are nice and tanned.

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