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What does keratosis pilaris look like?

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Typically, keratosis pilaris patients present with a scattered, patchy rash made of very small red or tan bumps. Often, 10-100 very small, slightly rough bumps are scattered in an area. The affected area may have a fine, sandpaper-like texture. Some of the bumps may be slightly red or have an accompanying light-red halo indicating inflammation.

Sometimes, a small, coiled hair is trapped beneath the rough bump. Acne whiteheads, called milia, may also be in the same areas as KP. Patients may complain of a rough texture and an irregular cosmetic appearance of the skin. The cheeks may appear pink, red, flushed, and be studded with very small (pinpoint) bumps.

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