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Keratosis pilaris is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. KP creates a "goose bumps," "gooseflesh," or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. A majority of people with KP may be unaware that the skin condition has a designated medical term or that it is treatable. In general, KP is often cosmetically displeasing but medically completely harmless. KP is frequently noted in otherwise healthy people.

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Pilaris Keratosis or Keratosis Pilaris is a harmless skin condition that affects 50-80% of all teenagers and about 40% of all adults, so you are not alone. Keratosis Pilaris are dry, rough patches of skin generally found on the upper arms, thighs or buttocks. They can be become pink or even red in color and are sometimes mistaken for acne. The condition is also referred to as ‘chicken skin’.

 

Keratosis Pilaris occurs when the body produces too much keratin and many clogged pores can be seen blocking the hair follicles. This creates inflammation which can be seen as ‘goose bump’ type skin. Keratosis Pilais is said to be an inherited skin disorder stemming from 1 of 2 parents, so the likelihood is that either your mother or father suffered from the same condition.


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