Keratosis Pilaris Causes & Symptoms

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in children and adults, which appears as tiny white bumps on the skin. The bumps are often referred to as “chicken skin”. These rough-feeling bumps are actually plugs of dead skin cells around hair follicles in the skin, not to be mistaken for small pimples. The plugs appear most often on the upper arms, front of the thighs and the cheeks.

It’s important to know that dry skin can make these bumps more noticeable. In fact, many people say the bumps clear during the summer only to return in the winter. If you live in a dry climate or frequently swim in a pool, you may see these bumps year round.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology

What You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris

What You Need to Know About Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition diagnosed in approximately 40% of the population.

Keratosis Pilaris in kids children babies | KPKids.netIt 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.


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