Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition manifested by small, rough, skin colored bumps on the outer upper arm, thigh, and lateral cheeks.  It is sometimes related to eczema and is commonly referred to as “chicken skin”.  It is estimated that up to 40% of the population has or will have this condition.  It is a harmless condition that tends to worsen during the winter during times of low humidity.  Treatment with topical preparations such as lactic acid, urea, and salicylic acid creams and lotions may be helpful.  Other options include vitamin A treatments and glycolic acid.

 

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