What You Need to Know About KP
Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition
diagnosed in approximately 40% of the population. It is
characterized by tiny bumps on the skin, usually found on the outer
areas of the upper arms, thighs, cheeks and sometimes the face
(often referred to as "chicken skin").
The bumps give a sandpaper-like texture to the
skin in these areas. It commonly presents itself as
flesh-colored to slightly red, rough little bumps.
If you believe that you or your child may have the
skin condition Keratosis Pilaris, be sure to visit your child's
Physician or Dermatologist for an accurate
diagnosis. In most cases, your child's doctor can diagnose
Keratosis Pilaris, also known as KP, simply by examining and touching the skin.
Frequently-Asked Questions about KP