What are these small red bumps on my skin?

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common follicular disorder characterised by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks.  An excess of the protein known as Keratin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming numerous tiny rough bumps on the skin. Sometimes, these bumps can become irritated causing the follicles to redden excessively and inflammation and irritation occurs.

The small red bumps that you have described appearing on your arms and legs may be the deficiency sign for either bioflavonoids or essential fatty acids (EFA's).  Do you have any other related problems such as cracked lips or heels of the feet, Candida, immunity compromised (reoccurring illnesses), hay fever, sinusitis, or allergies or intolerances to any foods?

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