Rootbeerfloat has a bumpy question

Our post on hairy legs and shaving got a lot of comments - 87! Rootbeerfloat was one of them. Actually, she wrote in twice so she seriously wants an answer. Here's her question:

Comment 1
I have a leg question. I have little red bumps on the back of my legs. I have had them for as long as I can remember. What are they?!

Comment 2
Can someone PLEASE answer my question about the URB!!! (Unidentified Red Bumps). Again, I have these red bumps on the backside of my legs. I have had them next to forever. What are they?!

I hope this answer isn't too disappointing but red bumps could be a lot of things, including irritation due to shaving. Sometimes the best solution is to talk with a parent and have a doctor check them out.

Someone kindly wrote in to say that bumps are sometimes caused by a funny-sounding skin problem called molluscum contagiosum. Here's some info about that, but only the doctor can tell you for sure what your bumps are and if you need treatment for them.

Molluscum contagiosum

Think pink!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get that to! After I shave I guess my legs get irritated. Putting cream usually helps me.

October 20, 2011 at 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Beth xx said...

i got that the first few times i shaved my legs but mine went away

October 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

I've had that to, if you use a specific shaving cream/soap, try switching. Your legs could be getting irritated from it. That happened to me, and no shaving cream worked. So now I just use a hair removal cream or use an electric razor. Mostly hair removal cream though. P.S. The hair removal cream is called Veet.

October 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Sick Girl said...

Hey! I have a ? Has anyone ever had mono b4?? Cuz I have had it 4 a month and tried to get the PLS 2 answer but they haven't. I don't want 2 tell my friends cuz they freak out if u get a cold -r school is weird!! I rarely feel good and feel like I am just telling one lie after another just 2 hide it. I don't want them 2 know, but I feel bad telling them lies and making stuff up! They always ask me what is wrong and I say nothing- but I either have a killer headacheor my throat hurts or something. And, the other day I heard a boy in my class make fun of someone- and even though he was joking it was rude- he was like... Ew u have mono and then he was lol I'm joking. I don't know what he would say if he knew I actually have mono?? Also, 2 add 2 it, this girl is BOY CRAZY and she has made out with a guy b4- we r only 12 and in 7th grade. He was saying it like u have kissed a boy and now u have mono. I have NEVER kissed a boy. The only time I have really ever been alone with a boy was when I was in kindergarten and I was BFFs with this neighbor boy. Please help PLS!! Im not sure what 2 do cuz I'm so tired of being sick!!!

October 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous r said...

But I have had the bumps as long as I can remember! I am 11 and started shaving, but I've had them when I was 6! So it is not the shaving cream I use. What could it be?

November 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous helpme!iamdesperateformyperiod! said...

I have shaving cream question. When I pressed the button to make it come out, it had a light brownish splotch in it. Is that normal for shaving cream?

November 13, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I was five, I've had those bumps too! I have had them for six years!

November 26, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had them as long as I can remember. I think that their really irritating and they have been there for 6 years

November 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Abbey said...

I am 11 and just started shaving at like the beggining of October and I have never had that problem. I think it could irratation. I would reccomend Satin Care for sensitive skin or Satin Care lavender kiss. I hope I helped

November 27, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Hannah said...

I had my molluscum contagiosum frozen off. The ones we missed dissapeard.

January 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Shizmonetrsly said...

It could be eczema, I've had it on my arms since I was a baby. If you shave it could be razor burn, if it is make sure you use something when you shave I use shaving gel. Hoped I helped!

February 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Duckie said...

I have eczema on my right cheek! It's sooooo annoying! I also get red bumps on my arm if I scratch my arm too hard for too long! They go away after a couple of hours though... Scratching you arm is a bad habit!

April 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you lotion up after shaving!

July 18, 2012 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Juliett said...

After the first week of shaving, my body got very itchy and not just where i was shaving, on my neck and back too did that happen to any of you guys?

August 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM  

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