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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is keratosis pilaris?

It is also called as chicken skin and is associated with rough patches and small acne like bumps on the skin. It occurs when there is excessive keratin production in the skin and usually seen on arms , thighs, cheeks and buttocks

Symptoms of keratosis pilaris

  • Pimples / Acne

Questions your doctor may ask to check for keratosis pilaris

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose keratosis pilaris

  • Do you have acne?

Treatment for keratosis pilaris

Main treatment modality is personal hygiene and skin care. One should regularly exfoliate the skin. The skin should be well hydrated. One should also avoid wearing very tight fitted clothes.

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  • Pimples


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