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I'm not sure if this was a pimple or bugbite, but I had this red bump on my forearm that I popped. It didn't really have a had, per se, and the pus looked different from that of a pimple. Could this have been a bug bite? I've had a bit of acne on my back, a few pimples on chest, and quite light 'acne' on face, but never on arms, even upper arms. Gosh, if I started getting arm acne too, I don't know what I would do.

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I'm not sure if this was a pimple or bugbite, but I had this red bump on my forearm that I popped. It didn't really have a had, per se, and the pus looked different from that of a pimple. Could this have been a bug bite? I've had a bit of acne on my back, a few pimples on chest, and quite light 'acne' on face, but never on arms, even upper arms. Gosh, if I started getting arm acne too, I don't know what I would do.

Same. I get this too. Idk why

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Could be a keratosis pilaris bumb. Similar as acne, but due to excessive keratin production instead of sebum, so they feel "harder" and are more pronounced.

Here is a picture I found online:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodcatmum/3295215360/sizes/m/

It's harmless, but even harder to cure than acne. Exfoliation and retinoids can help. The wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

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There was only one, so I'm thinking it was probably a bug bite or something..

Also, I should probably start washing my body with soap. For the past few years, I've just pretty much been showering with water, except for on my face, of course.

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