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July 15, 2009

Hi there. So good to know that there are other people out there who have the same problem as me. I feel that i have to pick at the KP on my arms and on the tops of my legs even though KP is a normal condition that quite a lot of the population have and obviously have no problem with!!!!!! Only thing i heard was to moisturise the KP alot to make it improve but don't think there is a cure for it. I started picking my face from about 14 but could be before then which started on my face but over the years has moved down to include my arms chest, tops of legs. I did have cognitive b/therapy but not sure it worked that well although it was just nice talking to someone about it!! I don't pick my face as much as i did years ago and tend to do my arms the most. feel as though this whole skin picking/spots controls my life and I hate it. So nice to know i am not alone on this site. Also the typing stops me from picking!!!!!! Tend to pick at night time when alone - I even have the gloves but they are still in the wrapper in drawer and have been for ages!!! Should really use them!!! Any advice on clearing scarring would be helpful. Lets all help each other on here by sharing our thoughts. xx
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July 17, 2009

Ok, now found out what it is: http://www.helpforkp.com/ And... I have it.. and it is what I pick all the bloody time.... arrghhhhh....
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July 17, 2009

kp is keratosis pilaris which are the tiny bumps some people get on the back of their arms and legs. It is quite common but dosen't cause any problems apart for us skin pickers!!!!!!!!!
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July 18, 2009

AHHHH I am so relieved to know that someone else suffers from this! I will sit in front of the window with my arm tilted too see the bumps and pick for hours.... sometimes It's really bad!!! I just can't leave the "bumps" it seems so gross to leave that in my skin. Anyone out there used a product that really works to clear up KP???
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July 18, 2009

...and even if you can't see them you can feel them......
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July 01, 2010

Ammonium Lactate Lotion works great. I had my mom take me to a dermatologist for the first time about a year ago and I was being really brave and I went in and told the doctor that I was a picker and that I was worried I was a lot more on the ocd side of it then just normal teen picking. She just ignored what I was trying to tell her and then called in a really attractive man nurse to come see the nastiness on my skin which embarrassed me to tears, and after the appointment I curled up in a ball in the car and cried for several hours... BUT she did prescribe me the lotion for the KP and it has rid me of most bumps. I never went back but I still fill my prescription. I will warn you though, just because I have less to pick at doesn't mean I quit picking. I still dig at my arms all the time, I've even moved farther down them in search of black head and clogged pores I can pick at. I have to make a real effort to put on my medication and then leave them alone because I often want to inspect them for things to pick now that there aren't obvious bumps. I still feel like I need more help than the kind that comes in a bottle.
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July 03, 2010

I am so sorry that this happened to you....I cried before and after my doctors appointment...but my doctor understood what I was saying and is treating me for OCD..so far so good with the picking..since my picking has died down. If you are in the sacramento area I could refer you to my doc....I'm assuming maybe some docs have different views of this....though I remember I went at a dermatologits 10 years ago....and just subscribed me steroids and acne cream...nothing to help with the picking even though he diagnosed me with a picking disorder....even though then Ididn't know tthat was what the diagnosis meant. You might want to do some research and see if there are doctors who do understand picking...
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June 29, 2010

Hi there....umm...after 40 years..I think I am coming to terms with being a "picker"...after going to get a facial and the facialist asking me if I was a "picker"..and I bluntly said yes...I aslo say that show about obsessive compulsive picking...I don't think I am that bad...I don't attack my face as much...but more my arms and sometimes my legs...that way I can hide it. I do it under stress as well as.....those bumps drive me nuts....it remind me of being dirty and it has to come out...I sometimes can hear the stuff come out..uggh..gross...I don't like bumps, mounds, etc....but once it's picked..of course the bump gets bigger and it has to be taken off.....and being ITP...a slow bleeder doesn't help either...I don't heal as well as others... it's summer and now I can't hide my picking...oh, of course I say...it's excema....but it isn't....I've been a picker all my life....it only escalated when I started getting pimples ..and then when I'm under stress and have low self image of myself I wish it would all go away....I guess it's not as bad as other disorders or addictions...but sometimes it can really make you want to stay in and not get out....I"ve gotten to the part wehre I just dont' care what people think and I don't care what I look like..but I do care now and want to change my thinking and get better.
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June 30, 2010

yep i do this aswell, its how my picking problem started 11 years ago i noticed my brother picking the little bumps on his elbow and i picked up on the habit, except i seemed to have more bumps than he did and i had no control i will pick every single bump i could find. i also use different lighting to find smaller bumps, for example i sit by my bedroom window in the evening when the sun is low so i can see more. i just hate the feel of them and squeezing them seems so rewarding when the little white blob comes out. i find st ives blemish control scrub helps reduce the appearence of them, sun exposesure and bio oil helps reduce scarring
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July 01, 2010

what's bio oil and where can I get?
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June 30, 2010

would a fellow kp arm picker like to be my buddy? i want to stop picking and popping the kp. since i had my baby 8 months ago it has spread to other parts of my body, and i carnt hide it any longer. i think if i there is two of us we can encourage and help each other as i havent found anyone with this problem in person, this might work and we can stop together. i promise to be honest i will tell you if i do pick, but i will try really hard not pick or pop. well i wouldnt want to let my buddy down would i?
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June 30, 2010

Hey that's a really good idea! I'm willing to try anything and this sounds good. My sticker book (childish I know!) is sort of like a buddy I suppose, but you always work harder when you're with someone else! How do you think we could work this? Keep a record and talk to each other once a week or something?
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July 01, 2010

You know what I just did today...I went to my doctor..admitted I was a picker and asked for help to clear up my arms.....he came back and said....you have an OCD problema and giving you somethign for yoru arms is not going to help....he's giving me somethign for the OCD ...a light dosage that he thinks will do the job. Waiting on pharmacy to fill...I feel embarrassed that I have to take a pill for OCD..but feel relieved that I might see a light at the end of the tunnel..the pill is also used for depression as well...and lately I have been feeling somewhat depressed because I just can't seem to do a simple task because I have to do other tasks to get to that task...most people would just do the task and forget about the other tasks...but not me..and it drives me nuts ...so maybe this will be a blessing in disguise....will let y ou knwo later what I'm taking, how much and if it is working. To help with the picking..I am really starting to catch myself and I even have my kids watching for me too! lol....but am putting triple antiobiotic on all the wounds and those wounds that need more attention..Iput a bandaid on it..I might have a bunch of bandaids on my arm..but it does remind me not to pick. Trying to figure a way to ask hubby if I can get some fake nails..that really helped when I had them because it frustrated me taht I could not pop the bumps.
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July 02, 2010

Jessica Congrats on going to the doctor and getting help. I haven't told anyone yet. I can vouch for the artificial nails, as it really made it harder for me to pick when I had them in my 20's . It's a good idea if you can afford the upkeep. I just don't have the patience any longer to sit though the endless nail salon visits, but should be considering it anyhow. Good luck.
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July 02, 2010

after taking my "little pill"..I dont' think I will need to get fake nails...which for me now, is a relief....I don't have the time and patience for it. I have yet to tell any of my friends about it..i've only told one that I was diagnosed with OCD and that hopefully it will help me let go of the way I do certain thing etc....I think once I heal up I might start speaking up... I'm thinking maybe another reason I finally spoke up...as that my old doc had moved and we had a new doctor and figured...best nip this in the bud with the new doc and since my kids see what I do to my arms...I needed to get it under control. So brens....go, it will be hard....I cried before and after....silly me, my heart was racing a bit...but go to your doc and get it under control....good luck.
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July 02, 2010

i'm curious ... which drug is this "little pill"?
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July 02, 2010

MAD-am I will be your buddy. I have a swim suit event coming up in 6 days so I have a big incentive to stop picking at least for this week. I am hoping I can stop picking and heal adequately from recent picking before then. Otherwise I will be the only one wearing long sleeves in 90 degree weather. I've picked alot this week, so there are lots of red bumps on the backs of my arms, legs, butt, face, back, back of neck (under hair), and in my scalp. if i can reach it, i've picked it. geeez!!! good luck. let me know if you pick.
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June 30, 2010

Hi there, I'm 24 and started picking the skin on my arms and legs when I was 9. I've tried to give up in the past but the stress of giving up only seemed to make it worse! Ive tried loads of products - moisturising, exfoliating - to improve the texture of my skin, but I believe that even if the skin improves, I will always find something because it's in my nature to pick my skin, blemished or not. I also use needles to get at tough ones or ingrown hairs, once I have a needle in my hand though it's like I go on a rampage on my skin! It's taken me years to even realise and I have finally thrown all my needles away - that was a scary but exciting day! It might mean that I sometimes make a mess of my skin with my fingernails, but it's for the best. I've also started keeping a record. I used to keep a record of how long I picked for, but that only spelled out how out of control I was and got me down, again making the situation worse. So now I keep a record of every time I resist picking. It's a bit childish but I give myself a shiny sticker every time I manage to resist or to stop, and I rate how I did during the day by the size of the sticker! The main thing is it's a positive record and I'm finding it's helping cos for the first time I see my picking in the positive light of giving up and reducing it, not the negative light of I'm still doing it. Another trick I use is to say to myself "wait 15 minutes" and check my watch, promising myself I can pick in 15 minutes. When I can do this it really works, cos in 15 minutes I've usually found something else to do by then! I've also finally come to accept that this is a very slow road to recovery and that's completely ok, and that I'll probably be trying to resist the urges forever, but just think how much easier it's gonna get. This habit got progressively worse over a period of years, well it can improve too! Thanks for reading, this feels great to share my experience with complete strangers as Ive only ever told my boyfriend, and I hope maybe my methods might help someone else to cope.
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July 01, 2010

So now that I have fully committed to saying I am a picker and that I've gone to my doc for help....and have been told I'm OCD...I've been thinking about what I am OCD about...and could only think of only a couple things...not harmful...but of course I've been thinking abou tit the whole night....I can write awhole page about waht I do that is OCD....My special number 3...so will try to break my habits...today I told my husband we are only kissing once beforeyou go to work! LOL!...usually it's a 3 pucker kiss...he chuckled.... I put tripple antibiotic ointment on last night for 2nd night in arow..my arms look so much better...now...to not pick....my arms itch...I should take benadryl..but If I take benadryl I'll get really sleepy...goign to try cortizon 10 and see if that will help today.
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July 01, 2010

I went to the docs today too. I told him I pick but didn't have the guts to say "and I think I'm OCD about it" but he actually diagnosed me with mild eczema which makes my skin dry and can cause scabs and itchiness, which might make me touch and inspect my skin more often. Ive put some of the prescribed cream on and my skin feels so smooth now. Those bumps won't go of course, and theres so much scarring that the skin will always be pickable! But it's just another positive step.
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July 01, 2010

Maxine..it could be that he's treating it as eczema and that he's thinking maybe he can solve it that way ...but then if it doesn't will diagnose you as OCD later......I actually was a little more descriptive in my picking...which my doc picke up on as OCD...he noticed it right off before I stated I was a picker...I told him I had excema but I pick, Im a picker..and he replied "Yes, you are."...and this was a new doc too....let me tell you it was a load to get off my chest..but feel a lot better..waht really hacks me is that my dermatoligist 10 years ago diagnosed me with prurigo.nodularis....I thought that was a type of excema...but it's the diagnoses for skin picking...but all that dermatologist did was treat me for ezcema and not about why I picked and didn't confront me with it..though thinking back..I think maybe at that time...didn't classify it as OCD? who knows...but now getting treatment so hopefully i'll want to go out on spur of the moment or have people over spur of the moment and not have to worry about my arms or my house!
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July 07, 2010

Me too! I am taking antibiotic ointment for some scabs that got infected, but i think im going to just use it on all of my scabs, infected or not. i am seeing such fast results, and they are all healing beautifully. i deff think everybody here should talk to their doctor about anti biotic ointment
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July 02, 2010

Hi there. I am hoping by admitting online to someone that I have this disorder, it will help me quit. I used to do it in my late 20's and almost quit for awhile but have taken it up again at 42. I have little kp bumps on the backs of my arms that I pick. Which of course just makes a huge bump that really is noticeable. I pick at my back alot, and now have begun picking at my butt and legs a little....It is getting out of control and is controlling my life because it dictates what clothing I have to wear to cover up, and that keeps me from enjoying summer activities that require scant clothing. It also affects my sex life because I am loathe to be seen naked. I am trying to quit, but find myself picking without even knowing it--while I'm driving, while I'm at the computer, waking up at night to pick for hours. I have also begun to pick at my scalp for the last couple of days--this new way to pick is possibly stress induced as a friend just committed suicide....Why do i pick? I think I relate to almost everyone's answers. I am very satisfied at popping all the white dirty stuff out of my pores. Knowing or even thinking about there being something in my pores that causes a bump on my skin creates a crazy making urge to pick. It is self perpetuating because I then have to pick at the scabs which actually do itch as all scabs do when they are healing. Grrrrrrrr. Sorry this is long. years up pent up frustration here like many others. I did quit picking to a huge degree in my 20's when I got artificial nails, because the bluntness of the artificial nails made it difficult to pick effectively. The downside to that is upkeep and expense of the nails to look nice all the time. I have to quit for myself, but also for my daughter who has kp on her arms and I dont' want her to start picking. At least I will know how to watch out for the behavior. On occasion when I know I need to wear something skimpy i manage to stop picking temporarily--by cutting my fingernails extremely short, and forcing myself to scratch the "itchy" area through clothing rather than picking at skin.
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July 02, 2010

OMG! YOu are so me!..I'm 43...did the fake nails thing....my young daughter has KP...and find myself wanting to pick at her.....and then last week saw my daughter starting to want to pick the KP...because that is what I do...horrible...that forced me to go to doctor to get help to heal up my arms..instead...he told me I was OCD..and with a simple little pill...low dosage..should free me up to not hone in on my arms. I'ts been a day and a half...last night...I picked maybe a couple of times..I was not set off to pick..now this morning I slept in..and found myself picking and not wanting to take that pill..so I could pick..silly?...finally did take pill..and don't care about picking...I see it but dont' feel urge to pick..... For my daughters I asked them to speak out and tell me not to pick..funny how I've asked my daughters to help me..and when I was a kid..hated my dad beign on my case for picking! LOL! Go to your doc...admit you are a picker and explain the years of what you have been going through and you are ready to grab a hold of this and get it under control so you don't pass on your behaviours to your daughter... I cried in my car after my appt. with my doc...I was embarrassed a little by admitting I was a picker...but was so RELIEVED...that there was someone on my side to help me. As with everyone..everyone is different..my treatment might not be right for others...so it's best for each individual to consult with thier doctor on the best coarse of action. Good luck!...get healed up so you can wear that bathing suit! I have two wonderful dress up tank tops that I have been wanting to wear for 2 years now...it's my goal to wear them sometime this summer! :-)
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July 02, 2010

OMG! YOu are so me!..I'm 43...did the fake nails thing....my young daughter has KP...and find myself wanting to pick at her.....and then last week saw my daughter starting to want to pick the KP...because that is what I do...horrible...that forced me to go to doctor to get help to heal up my arms..instead...he told me I was OCD..and with a simple little pill...low dosage..should free me up to not hone in on my arms. I'ts been a day and a half...last night...I picked maybe a couple of times..I was not set off to pick..now this morning I slept in..and found myself picking and not wanting to take that pill..so I could pick..silly?...finally did take pill..and don't care about picking...I see it but dont' feel urge to pick..... For my daughters I asked them to speak out and tell me not to pick..funny how I've asked my daughters to help me..and when I was a kid..hated my dad beign on my case for picking! LOL! Go to your doc...admit you are a picker and explain the years of what you have been going through and you are ready to grab a hold of this and get it under control so you don't pass on your behaviours to your daughter... I cried in my car after my appt. with my doc...I was embarrassed a little by admitting I was a picker...but was so RELIEVED...that there was someone on my side to help me. As with everyone..everyone is different..my treatment might not be right for others...so it's best for each individual to consult with thier doctor on the best coarse of action. Good luck!...get healed up so you can wear that bathing suit! I have two wonderful dress up tank tops that I have been wanting to wear for 2 years now...it's my goal to wear them sometime this summer! :-)
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July 02, 2010

jessica, Yes, we sound very much alike! I am glad you are getting some help and that the meds may be working for you. It is so hard to comprehend a little pill taking away this extreme urge to pick....I will be watching and hoping for you to get better along with me and so many others with this condition. who knew? Until today, I wasn't aware there were others....and still coming to terms with being OCD. I've picked less today, managed not to pick anything for half a day, went shopping with kids, and then began picking while driving home. I'm having a really tough time right at this moment because some of the 'bumps' are already beginning to heal and begging for my attention. Grrrrrr. On a positive note, I managed to leave my back and my arms alone today and did manage to stop before anything was bleeding. Good luck!
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July 03, 2010

I do pick just a tiny bit....I do find myself only picking those that will not bleed..basically those scabs that are flaking off. The pill I'm taking is working slightly..but I can see the difference and my pharmacists said that it may take 3-4 weeks for it to really take into effect....also...I've been waking up with headaches....not sure if it is from pill or just sinuses....but once I eat and take pill goes away pretty much in about 30 minutes. I also pick a lot in the car...and have tissues and box of bandaid if I need them....now I just feel my arms and not so much picking..but it's nice that I'm kind of let go of that need to do it..but I haven't let go all together Good luck today!
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July 07, 2010

So I bought the ProActive set and have been using it on face and arms..I have noticed that my little KP bumps are not so noticeable or not even there.....something to think about...
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July 09, 2010

well, i have this problem too my arms are awful.... :| sun light on it every day helps a bit...
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July 11, 2010

My doctor gave me steroid cream for my mild eczema, I asked if it would get rid of bumps n he said there was nothing for that (although that disagrees with what other people on this forum have said) and actually it's worked a treat. Within a week the bumps were gone, the scabs are almost gone, and the scars have flattened. For the first time since I was a kid the backs of my arms feel smooth! Ive run out already. You're not sposed to use it too much cos it thins the skin, but I want to get some more for my legs etc. The kp bumps are only on my arms but my legs are in a bad way from picking and smoothing those scars would make me feel so positive about quitting. However, I'm now using the moisturiser he gave me for when the steroid cream ran out, and there's one or two bumps back already. The point is I haven't changed my point of view, which is that getting stuff out of my skin feels clean and good. I wonder if I can ever truly change? Secondary to that though, the desire to pick is reducing. But it's early days. Without picking as a coping, numbing mechanism though, I'm finding myself feeling depressed a lot.
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September 04, 2010

Guys please google 'sea buckthorn for KP' and look on the keratosis Pilaris website for a blog by someone called Sir Duckles x
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September 04, 2010

I have the exact same problem with KP bumps and I have for the past 6 years. I recently moved into an apartment by myself and started working a second job and it has gotten out of control. This is the first summer where I haven't been able to get into a bathing suit... sometimes I don't even want to leave my apartment I am so embarrassed. I'm glad that I'm not the only one with this problem. It feels good to know I'm not alone .
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September 05, 2010

i have found that Bio Oil helps if you use it everyday and also making sure that i have something to do all the time.
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September 05, 2010

yeah i used to use bio oil too but i find that its too expensive now, so i use castor oil with a few drops of tea tree oil mixed in, i rub it into the kp bumps on my arms and face. sometimes leave it on over night otherwise i just apply the oils leave it on for a while then wash it off. castor oil is renound for skin healing and tea tree oil has antiseptic properties which should help avoid the kp from developing into whiteheads.
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September 05, 2010

Im using castor oil too,I started afew months ago doing the OCM for my face with castor oil and jojoba oil mix,read more about castor oil and was amazed,so have started using it on my arms.I also use it once a week on my scalp too for scalp problems and shedding hair.I posted a message on here afew days ago regarding sea buckthorn for KP ,Im hoping that both sea bucthorn taken orally and castor oil externally will have a positive outcome!
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September 06, 2010

sounds like you have a good skin care routine there, ive just started using castor oil and already my skin look brighter and fresher, but im not sure im using it properly, can you explain what OCM is and how it works please? also where do you get sea buckthorn from? is it a tablet or do you have to drink it etc
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September 09, 2010

Hi MAD-am, heres a link of a good website explaining all about OCM http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/. My face has been much better since changing to this routine,Ive been doing this since about may this year and I cant remember the last time I sat in front of the mirror and picked until I was a mess,I dont seem to get that urge anymore.Its trial and error with getting the right ratio and how often you do it.Here is the link about sea buckthorn for KP,its very interseting.SIBU.com is a retailer of sea buckthorn products,again I think its down to trial and error which you would like to try oil,soap,juice etc.I am taking tablet form and using the sibu soap,the oil is ok but its a deep colour and can be alittle messy!After reading the second link,I think table form should suit me better because I have KP on my upper arms and my scalp is driving me nuts itching etc.Hope some of this info helps you!
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September 16, 2010

thanks for the ocm link jo7124 i found it very interesting im going to give it a go as it seems very simple to do and i think it should help my skin look better, i get kp on my cheeks as well as my arms and scrubbing it just makes it more obvious.
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September 18, 2010

Your welcome MAD-am,I hope you have success with it.Ive gone completely off abrasive scrubs etc,its like I have 'seen the light' finally.I love to mix yeo vally bio yoghurt with a good oatmeal and use that for a gentle scrub/mask,plus every now and again I will mix two soluble aspirins with honey and use that too,both are fantastic.I love doing the ocm ,when Im massaging the oil I find it relaxing and I walk away from the bathroom mirror,which stops me from wanting to investigate too closely,then when you rinse with the hot then cold your skin looks so good you just walk away feeling very clean and calm!Good luck!
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October 05, 2010

If you have KP you must, must, must, try the only product I have used that truly works. I have suffered over 30 years trying everything I could find and this is the only thing that has worked for me, it is called KP Duty you can buy it online from the DermaDr website www.dermadoctor.com they have a whole section about KP. It truly does work!!!!!!!!
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May 17, 2011

I have recently started using E45 cream on my arms and I swear by it for getting rid of KP bumps! It's not expensive at all, and it only takes a couple of weeks to show vast improvement, and with nothing to pick I hardly pick my arms at all now! I don't know what to do about my face though, my skn on my face is looking awful lately, patchy red and white plus huge pimples popping up constantly. It's all I can do to not pick a spot on my face, but when 4 more appear I get so frustrated that all my will power isn't worth it anyway and I pick. I think out of my whole body (as I pick every inch of myself!) my face is the hardest to cope with and to improve upon.
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May 27, 2011

Hello all, I have had kp for as long as I can remember, but I only started picking it these last few years. It doesn't even look like kp now, usually just big red blemishy bumps or scabs :( Does anyone know of a really good kp product that you can buy in Canada? Also, do kp products work on skin that has been picked?? That is what I'm most worried about, because there's no way that I will be able to completely stop picking my arms long enough for them to heal and be able to put cream on them! Thanks everyone for the honesty and the advice, I didn't know there were so many people who had kp and who picked it like me!!
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May 28, 2011

I've used hydrocortisone cream on the kp on my arms, followed by E45 cream, as you're not supposed to use hydrocortisone for too long, and I found that it worked even though I had plenty of scabs on my arms. The general condition of my arms improved over about 2 weeks, but the scabs obviously took longer to heal still. For me though, the fact that I could see an improvement helped my willpower in reducing my arm picking massively, so eventually those scabs healed up too. My arms aren't perfect, there are still scars but I don't care because the skin is almost flat! There is always an element of willpower since nothing is a miracle cure. I use a diary to log my feelings and the amount of time I pick for. If nothing else, it helps me understand what triggers my picking and increases my awareness of what I'm doing. I've found this has helped massively too. Hope this helps!
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June 18, 2011

I've searched for E45 cream but I think it's only sold in England? Thanks the comment, though! Anyways, I have joined a group of people on this forum that also want to quit picking, and after 8 days of very reduced picking I have seen HUGE results!! My arms look 10X better! :) There truly is strength in numbers!! I'm sure the kp bumps will return in full force as soon as the skin has had a chance to recover, so I hope to find something that will get rid of the bumps before I have the chance to start picking again!
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June 21, 2011

Hey there--Yes, I too have the dreaded KP as a large percentage of people seem to have. Basically the KP is just clogged pores that arise from an overproduction of keratin, information quickly offered by Wikipedia. I'm sure that a doctor could give you some chemical creams to reduce the bumps on your arms but the easiest way would be to get a bit of jojoba or almond oil or the like and rub in on your arms with a bit of a rough cloth or exfoliating sponge of sorts--by doing this you will be able to unclog the pores and moisturize which is most important. Getting your arms in the sun will help as well. Once the KP is less apparent, hopefully you'll be less inclined to pick. Hope that helps!
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August 02, 2012

wow I just camp upon this website this morning because I too have KP and am looking for some things to help with the desire to pick them off. This has been so incredibly helpful. Thank you all .
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July 19, 2014

I don't know if this helps with the actual KP buy I have found that after I pick at my arms, that bio-oil helps heal them like nothing else! When I pick them they go really red and swore and almost swollen and it is so embarrassing. It can takes days to heal, but the bio-oil seems to heal them within a day! A deffinate life saver. Also I have heard that coconut oil can be really good for getting did of kp bumps :)
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July 30, 2014

I have the same problem! What I found helps is lightly exfoliating with St Ives apricot scrub (key word: LIGHTLY) in the shower then I use Amlactin (an alpha-hydroxy moisturizing lotion). As for the urge to squeeze and pick, I know it's hard to overcome. But I've been keeping a log of my picking in a notes app on my phone (writing down when/where I do it, what I'm thinking, how long I pick, etc.) and I've found that it is helping dramatically. Even just the thought of having to enter the occurrence in my phone makes me more aware of what I'm doing and keeps me from picking (at least most of the time).

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