is there anyone who has?

United States
December 13, 2009 2:14pm CST
chicken skin? what did you apply to remove it? Anyway, I arrived in USA 2008 and after 4 months here, I got this disturbing "stuff in my left arm, it's not red, not itchy also but it is spreading..Tried different cream, soap but no effect at all..I tried to search at google what's the best for this but I don't get a specific answer... I wonder if anyone here can suggest me if ever anyone has the same problem with skin....
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Did you try any lotion? It might just be dry skin? I can not imagine that chicken skin you are saying.. hehehe seems funny to me but anyway, try cocoa butter cream. That is even effective in taking out the rough skin on your foot. I tried that stuff and it works for me. It is very cheap you can buy it in any store. Good luck..
• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi Bebs, I really do not know chicken skin not until I have seen on TV, in Filipino channel and they are talking about it...At first when I had it, i do know how to name this, for me it's like " bungag singot" you know in our dialect but it is spreading... Thanks for the idea, will try it!
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
14 Dec 09
Oh? but it's not itchy? well if it is itchy, I know of another ointment.. it is effective because it works for me when I have that on my neck part. I had once an itchy like "bungang singot" I used HYDROCORTISONE CREAM 1% just look for that brand. Good luck again.
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• China
17 Jan 10
Dear Checapricorn, Sorry to hear that .I do know some of my friends have this you called "chicken-skin"on her arm .But she doesn't take it seriously as she thinks that this skin is a sign of good luck.This is just a chinese superstition.. So do not take it seriously ,it will get better soon...dear friend~~~~ Molly;)
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• United States
13 Feb 10
I bought some chinese ointment and I can see improvement...
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Dec 09
I hope you get a good answer from somebody. Myself, I'd probably go see a doctor.
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• United States
18 Dec 09
I am getting good advices here and might be doing that since I am wasting money buying cream that isn't working!
@mkings (289)
• Germany
14 Dec 09
Hello checapricorn I think it may be heat if its started during the summer if that is not the case you better contact somone who will help you as soon as possible one never knows.It may lead to something else,Never forget this PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN TO CURE.So do it fast and now
• United States
18 Dec 09
you are correct, I might consider doing it since I have wasted time and money for curing myself!
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
i think you have skin alergy or your skin is adjusting to the weather, but if keeps itching for couple of weeks it is better to visit a doctor for best remedy for your skin problem..happy mylotting!!
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• United States
15 Dec 09
It not itchy really..I guess I really need to see a doctor for this, I tried not to so that I will not be having expenses but no choice for me!
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Hi checapricorn That is terrible, but i guess the best thing to do is to seek for a medical help, like dermatologists, they are the one who are best at those kind of skin diseases, applying some creams and using some soap will not help you, there is a chance that it might get worse when you continue doing that. The best thing to do is my suggestion of seeking for the help of a dermatologists. Anyway, it still up to you if you want to, i guess it is really best, that is for me, i don't know for you. Do you think it will make you better if you seek for help? If you think it will be effective then what do you think you should do? But if you think what you are doing will be fine then go for it. Just be sure not to regret things later. Have a great day.
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• United States
18 Dec 09
I agree with you, I always think about that but I was trying not to spend more money but as I have seen it, it's getting worse and now I realized, I am just wasting my time and money for nothing!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
14 Dec 09
I have lived in the United States all of my life. I have never heard of the term, chicken skin before. I have no idea what it is or what it looks like. I wish I could help but have no clue.
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• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi steph, I know it has nothing to do with this Country..lol! I am concern that maybe I got some allergy or whatever... Anyway, It's hard to describe it, it looks like an allergy in the skin but it's not itchy... Thanks for dropping!
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Hey checapricorn! And welcome back to mylot! It's really great to see you again! As for the skin problem, I really couldn't say exactly. I would definitely suggest that you go to a Dermatologist to have it properly diagnosed so that you can find out exactly what it is and find the correct treatment for i instead of treating it yourself. I say this because of the fact that you are saying that it is spreading! It could be something very simple coming from the water or the air, but you should have it properly diagnosed! So I definitely think you should see a Dermatologist (skin doctor) just so that you can get the right cream treatment!
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• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi Opal, Thanks for welcoming me, I do miss mylot and all of you my good friends here... That is also what I heard that I might get it from air or water...I will follow your advise, I will see a Dermatologist...you know, I tried to treat it on my own to avoid expenses but with all the stuff I bought, I am wasting money since nothing is working!
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Maybe you should go to a dermatologist, they can prescribe medicated cream for you, and can also tell you what it is, if it's a simple rash or if it's a skin disease. You could try more things like I think it's called moo milk lotion, and of course you could maybe search for vitamins that may help the appearance of your skin, vitamin e being one of them.
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• United States
14 Dec 09
Thanks for that idea SomeCowgirl, I know I should have seen a Dermatologist long time ago but I am trying to save money but not a single cream and soap I bought works.. I will try that moo milk lotion, I hope I can find it at Walmart!
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Dec 09
hi checapricorn I have no idea just exactly how that looks unless you mean the skin is pebbled like the skin of a chicken thats had the feathers all plucked, but in any case I would take this to a dermatologist someone who knows about all the various maladies of our skin,we are none of us doctors but if it did not clear up with creams I would seek medical help as it has to be caused by something.
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• United States
18 Dec 09
I wish to attached picture here for everyone to see but when I posted this topic, I was in a rush,,,,it's like the skin of the chicken when you removed the feather but it's not reddish!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
14 Dec 09
Well to tell the truth I dont remove my skin.In fact I love to eat skin .I have seen a few persons who are health conscious remove theirs though. I remember a friend of mine telling me that diseases are spread through the skin of meats .He just used his fork to lift the skin and tear it off
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