What Is Keratosis Pilaris and How Do You Get Rid of It?

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Keratosis pilaris, commonly knowns as “chicken skin” is a common skin condition that causes patches of rough-feeling bumps to appear on the skin.

The tiny bumps are dead skin cells plugging as hair follicles. They can appear in either brown or red color.

Keratosis commonly manifests on upper arms, thighs, cheeks, or buttocks. This condition isn’t contagious and generally doesn’t cause any discomfort or itching.

There is no cure for Keratosis–it is harmless and can be managed.

Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris

The most noticeable symptoms of keratosis pilaris are the way it presents itself on the skin, resembling that of goosebumps or a plucked chicken.

The bumps can appear anywhere on the skin where the follicles exist, particularly on the palm of your hand or your feet. The most common occurrence of the disease is on your upper arms and thighs, extending further to lower legs and forearms.

Some other symptoms are:

  • Irritable skin
  • Dry skin
  • Slight pinkness and bumps
  • Colored bumps (flesh-colored, white, red, pink, brown, or black)

Treatment of Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis sometimes disappears and then reappears on its own, depending upon various factors, including sun exposure, and it is impossible to track the lesions through their cancerous pathway, and thus they should be removed via the doctor’s treatment.

The medicine to control the flare-up is also available readily.

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